Irene Sege

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Stories by Irene Sege

Latest Census finds fewer young children in Mass.

Population under 18 down 5.4 percent from 2000, greater concentration of children live in Boston and Gateway Cities

Mass. scores high but reading a concern

Only half of the state’s fourth graders scored proficient or above

Mass. to try for federal early ed. money

State is already well positioned for the competition

The early education benefit

Preschool attendance tied to higher future earnings in low and middle income children