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Child-Poverty Researchers Win Prestigious Award

By Sarah D. Sparks — December 08, 2015 1 min read

A trio of Baltimore researchers who tracked 30 years of pitfalls and roadblocks that hobble children born in poverty have been honored with a national award.

The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth and the Transition to Adulthood, a book by Johns Hopkins University researchers Karl Alexander, the late Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olson, describes a three-decade study tracking nearly 800 Baltimore students from the time they entered 1st grade, through school, and into the workforce.

The University of Louisville last week honored the research with its 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Education, given for “outstanding works in ... ideas improving world order, psychology, and education.”

“Studies of this depth and breadth ... are quite rare,” said Melissa Evans-Andris, who directs the award, in a statement.

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A version of this article appeared in the December 09, 2015 edition of Education Week as Child-Poverty Researchers Win Prestigious Award

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