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The 6,000-Hour Learning Gap

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October 30, 2013

By the time they reach 6th grade, middle class kids have likely spent 6,000 more hours learning than kids born into poverty. Sounds like a big gap? In this video, check our math.

The 6,000 Hour Learning Gap: Sources

6000 Hours

The following studies describe the amount of time average students spend in enriching learning opportunities and/or the learning time access gap for low-income students.  

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Policy Briefs, Videos

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In India, 'Public'schools are private but bot government. They charge a lot for a child's education and lower income groups cannot afford. Government schools are plenty, absolutely free to public, the teachers are well paid; but unfortunately the standars are very very poor.
Do you have any activties in India ?. If so, what is your advice to our local governments (municipalities) ?. - Shankar Jandhyala , Irvine, CA

Any information on what is the most effective way of using this grade six opportunity to maximize learning catch up for children who have had the lower quantity or quantity of schooling, including after school programs?

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