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Posted by: Bill Habermehl on 2/27/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Orange County K – 12 schools serve over 500,000 students, nearly half of whom live below the poverty line and more than 130,000 who are English language learners. These are a startling statistics when you consider the impact of socio-economic and language barriers on students’ academic success. Research shows that these factors drive an achievement gap which begins even before students walk through the door in Kindergarten. With so many students at risk of poor academic performance, a focus on early child school readiness must be taken seriously.