Report: Low-income Students Falling Behind in Mass. Schools

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    (NECN) - A report released Monday by America's Promise says that while Massachusetts has one of the highest graduation rates in the United States, low-income students are falling behind.
    Dean Hardin Coleman of Boston University's School of Education joined us with more on what this study means.

    He said there needs to be a focus on the leaders and teaches of the school so they can help with the needs of students who don’t come from backgrounds that support literacy.

    Coleman said everyone needs to be involved, from the government to the community.

    He said kids in struggling in high school need to understand how valuable and important a diploma is and everyone is responsible for helping kids make it through school.

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