Kids Count

Education
7:09 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Report Shows Challenges For African-American, Latino Kids

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African-American, Latino and American-Indian children in North Carolina face greater obstacles to success than their peers, according to a new policy report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The report is based on indicators that measure a child’s success from birth to adulthood, such as birth weight, academic performance, teen pregnancy and family income level. 

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Education
7:54 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Report: 65 Percent Of NC Kids Enter Fourth Grade Below Reading Grade Level

A new report shows that 65% of North Carolina students entering the fourth grade are not proficient readers
Credit Reema Khrais

Sixty-five percent of students in North Carolina are not reading at grade level by the time they reach fourth grade, according to the latest KIDS COUNT data snapshot.

The data report shows large disparities between lower and higher-income households. Lower-income students tend to struggle more, as 78 percent are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade, compared to the 48 percent of students from higher-income families. 

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