A business-led education advocacy organization is warning policymakers and educational professionals about the difficulties faced by students from low-income backgrounds.
A newly released report highlights the growing "achievement gap," where low-income children are falling behind their counterparts when it comes to meeting standards in reading and math.
Educate Maine has released its third statewide snapshot of Maine's education pipeline, from early childhood through college.
The report, called Education Indicators for Maine, shows progress in some key areas, such as increased access to early education and better high school graduation rates. But it raises concerns over the achievement gap faced by students from lower-income families.