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Faith and parental involvement key factors in student achievement

From the May 16, 2011 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

“Secular scholar believes educators are recognizing the power of faith and that the Bible as literature will make its way into more schools” whjharvard@post.harvard.edu April 14, 2011

In a presentation at the American Educational Research Association’s Annual Conference, William Jeynes, Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey, and a professor at California State University in Long Beach, shared long-awaited results of his research on the factors that most reliably reduce the achievement gap. The results represent the first time that a social scientist has attempted to statistically combine all of the studies that have attempted to reduce the achievement gap into one study.

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