Daily Herald: Education gap in Illinois

ELGIN, Ill. (WLS) -- There's a 30 million word gap between advantaged 3-year-olds and those who come from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Because of this, educators are especially concerned about making sure at-risk kids are ready for kindergarten.

Officials in the state's second-largest district, Elgin Area School District U-46, say 60 percent of its children are not ready for kindergarten.

Staff writer Madhu Krishnamurthy looks at programs in Elgin, Barrington and Wheaton schools trying to combat that problem.

You can read the full story in the Daily Herald's edition from Sunday, April 26 or online at dailyherald.com.

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