There are a multitude of gaps in the news lately. Whether it is income, inequality or achievement we're talking about it. A more recent one has been gaining attention and PBS NewsHour took the time to explore one approach to a solution. It is the 30 million word gap. Children from lower-income families enter school having heard far fewer words than their higher-income peers and this causes a hidden gap that affects learning. In this segment, experts discuss the issue as well as how coaching parents could be part of the solution.
Coaching parents on toddler talk to address low-income word gap