One in four U.S. kindergarteners today is Latino. In California and New Mexico, Latino children are already in the majority. How this group fares in school, and how well prepared they are for the needs of an economy that is increasingly technology-based, will have far-reaching implications for our country. For that reason alone, notwithstanding concerns about equity, their math skills deserve a special focus. Achievement gaps (in math as well as in reading) between Latino children and their white counterparts emerge early in life, and can have negative effects that extend over the school years and beyond.
Author(s): Child Trends
Publication Date: 2017
Topic(s): Academic Skills, Cultural Competence
Resource Type: Research / Report
Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals
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