Preschool children who can pay attention more likely to finish college: Early reading and math not predictive of college completion

 

Preschool children who can pay attention more likely to finish college: Early reading and math not predictive of college completion

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Young children who are able to pay attention and persist on a task have a 50 percent greater chance of completing college, according to a new study. Surprisingly, achievement in reading and math did not significantly predict whether or not the students completed college. And the good news for parents and educators, the researchers said, is that attention and persistence skills are malleable and can be taught.

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