Why is your support important?
“In a study looking at gifted students who participated in talent development through competitions, the researchers reported a long-term impact on these students’ postsecondary achievements, with 52% of the 345 students who participated having earned doctoral degrees.” (https://www.nagc.org/resources)
“A student not reading at his or her grade level by the end of the third grade is four times less likely to graduate high school on time–six times less likely for students from low-income families.” (http://readingpartners.org)
“States use reading proficiency scores in third grade to project how many prisons they’re going to need twenty years down the road.” (http://www.childrenofthecode.org)
“For Fiscal Year 2014, the average cost per year to house an inmate in the Massachusetts DOC was $53,040.87.” (www.mass.gov)
“Teaching quality has been defined as "instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn,” (Darling-Hammond, 2012), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement.” (www.edutopia.org)