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Poor Boys Living in Mixed-Income Housing More Likely to Fight, Lie, and Steal

Governmental housing policies have assumed that mixed-income communities benefit low-income residents. But a new study led by Candice Odgers found that low-income boys growing up in more affluent neighborhoods engage in more anti-social behavior than their peers living in high-poverty neighborhoods.

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Early Education Reduces Need for Special Ed, Saves Money

Children enrolled in North Carolina’s state-supported  early education programs are less likely to be placed in special education by third grade, according to research conducted by Clara Muschkin, Helen Ladd and Kenneth Dodge. The research also showed that children who were not funded for a pre-k slot benefited by being in in the same classroom as children who had received pre-k education under the program’s high standards.

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