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Early Childhood

EPI conducts research related to the preparation of students for learning in elementary schools. Research clearly shows that reading ability is a gatekeeper to further education development of students, and is a considerable barrier for students of color and those from low-income backgrounds.

EPI's work in this area focuses on barriers to learning and policy issues that impact students’ ability to learn in the public school system. EPI has conducted several projects related to the No Child Left Behind Act (US), particularly with regard to students with disabilities. EPI also is conducting evaluation research on the federal Reading First program (US).

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