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Narayan Sastry

Sastry finds maternal reading skill huge factor in young children's school success

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"Moms' Literacy Pivotal to Kids' Academic Success" - Bloomberg Businessweek. 10/28/2010.

Narayan Sastry's NIH-funded study, published in the August 2010 issue of Demography, found that a mother's literacy had more impact on young children's academic success than family or neighborhood income.

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Narayan Sastry

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