Study: Structural brain differences due to childhood poverty may account for 20% of the academic achievement gap

. Brain scans reveal how pover­ty hurts chil­dren’s brains (Bloomberg): “Grow­ing up poor has long been linked to low­er aca­d­e­m­ic test scores. And there’s now mount­ing evi­dence that it’s part­ly because kids can suf­fer real phys­i­cal con­se­quences from low fam­i­ly incomes, includ­ing brains that are less equipped to learn.

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