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Learn More to Earn More


Kindergarten: rhyming, counting, ABC’s, and naptime. Everyone knows that this is the place where some of the first big milestones in learning take place. But who knew that these basic skills could significantly impact future salaries?

In a recent news release from the National Science Foundation, Harvard University economist John Friedman explains that kindergartners who improve their Stanford Achievement Test scores from an average score to one in the 60th percentile are expected to make at least $1,000 more per year than children whose scores remain the same. Above average test scores are linked to college attendance and even higher earnings. 
Definitely something to keep in mind if you child is headed off to kindergarten this fall (and as you contemplate future student loans)!