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08.31.15

Closing the 30 Million Word Gap

What does the number 30 million mean to you? To children, it means a lot. Studies indicate that children from low-income families may hear roughly 30 million fewer words by age 3 than their more affluent peers. That’s 200,000 words less each day. And the Library wants to do something about it. The Chicago Public […]