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How do parents in prison affect children in school?

from The Washington Post

The D.C. Council wants to study how parents' incarceration affects their children's performance in schools across the District and the types of supports that might help these students. More than half of adults who are incarcerated in state and federal prisons have children at home under the age of 18, according to a national report. "Often in the District of Columbia, we talk about the needs of returning citizens [from prison], but we have not explored the needs of their children," said D.C. Council member David Grosso, chairman of the education committee, at a hearing to discuss a new bill that would launch a study. more

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