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University of Missouri-Columbia

Francis Huang, University of Missouri-Columbia

Caption: Francis Huang, assistant professor in the MU College of Education, has found that the youngest kindergartners are about four times more likely to be retained, or held back, compared to the oldest students, resulting in higher costs for parents and school districts.

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