If Walls Could Talk: What Lead Is Doing To Our Students

Every child’s ability to succeed in school is influenced by lots of external factors: teacher quality, parenting, poverty, geography, to name a few. But far less attention has been paid to the power of a child’s bedroom walls. Or, rather, the paint that’s on them and the lead that may be in that paint.

A new study published in the Harvard Education Review suggests that efforts to reduce kids’ lead exposure have led to tangible academic gains in Massachusetts.

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