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August 8, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Round-up: Study tracks which kids got ahead, Princeton might end grade-limit policy

Baltimore study tracked what leads students to get ahead (NPR): Johns Hopkins researchers followed 800 kids in Baltimore from first grade until they were in their late 20s. The result? The biggest factors in the children’s fate were the financial status of their parents and the strength of their families.

Princeton proposes ending grade-limit policy (The New York Times): Current guidelines at the Ivy League school limit the number of A-range grades in each course to 35 percent of students. A new proposal would let individual academic departments set their own standards.

L.A. program aims to fight childhood obesity starting in kindergarten (Los Angeles Times): Former physician Alexander Khananashvili is on a mission to get parents and kids in east Los Angeles County eating more healthy foods.

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