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The Need For Adequate Resources For At-Risk Children

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August 2006 | EPI Working Paper #277

The Need For Adequate Resources For At-Risk Children

by Whitney C. Allgood

In this working paper, Whitney C. Allgood analyzes the multiple risk factors that predict greater rates of school failure for disadvantaged children, and summarizes the research on the additional resources needed if disadvantaged children are to receive an adequate education. Included in these additional resources are smaller schools, reduced class size, one-on-one tutoring in the context of before- and after-school programming, early childhood intervention and education, efforts to increase the supply and retention of high-quality teachers to high-poverty schools, summer school, and school-based access to health services for students and their immediate families.

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This research was funded by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  We thank them for their support.

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