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If the incoming mayor really means to narrow achievement gaps, he or she must increase access to early childhood education, parenting supports, health and nutrition programs, and after-school and summer enrichment programs.
Childhood poverty has a profound impact on learning. Achievement gaps for disadvantaged children begin before they start school and widen throughout their school careers. But research shows that change is possible.