Kid Power is confronting the significant academic needs of local youth attending Title 1 DC Public Schools. The barriers students face in these schools showcase the inequities within our region and the challenges students must overcome.
Low-income students lost 6 months of grade level equivalency in reading over remote learning during the pandemic.
- 69% are not meeting grade-level requirements for English Language Arts (ELA).
- 33% of African-American students tested at proficiency while 88% of white students tested at proficiency in ELA. Students of color and lower income consistently score lower than their white counterparts which perpetuate economic barriers.