Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Teens who move may not graduate

Not sure what to make of this, but a new study from the Brown School at Washington Univ in St. Louis finds that students who experience at least one move over a 12-month period have a 50% less chance of obtaining a HS diploma by age 25.

It doesn't matter if they move to a poorer or more affluent neighborhood.

This was determined as part of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a national stud that followed kides from 7th to 12th grade in the mid-1990s.

The theory is that kids depend more on informal supports--friends, associates, shared experiences--than on the actual institution.

I guess knowing this is helpful in assisting kids who do move adjust, fit in, scope it out, and get with the program quickly and solidly.

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