One in four U.S. kindergarteners today is Latino. How these children do in school has far-reaching implications for the country's future economy. Child Trends has published a new report, Making Math Count More for Young Latino Children (February 2017), which finds that Latino kindergartners' early math skills lag behind those of white kindergartners at the beginning of school - a disparity that is likely to persist or increase over time without intervention. The report discusses the implications of these findings and offers a number of research-based recommendations to address the issue.
Child Trends. (2017). Making Math Count More for Young Latino Children. Washington, DC: Murphey, D; Madill, R; Guzman, L.