The U.S. Department of Education has announced a plan to reduce the number of schoolchildren who fall behind academically and economically as the nation struggles to maintain its economic recovery.
The U.N. report found that children from low-income families were disproportionately likely to fall behind on schoolwork.
It found that while more than half of students in low- and middle-income households attended school at grade level or above, only 36% of students from low income families did so.
said that low-skilled workers and people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to this, especially as many of those are employed in low paid jobs.
The report found many school districts are struggling to meet the needs of students and families.
It also noted that in some schools, students were not meeting the needs that they were set up to meet, such as having a safe and supportive environment.
In a letter to the Education Secretary, U.K. education minister Nick Gibb said the new federal guidelines would help schools meet the challenges facing schools, but warned that they did not mean schools could no longer do what they are already doing.
The letter said that there would be no immediate changes to the way the U.k. and other nations set out to improve academic performance, nor will there be any changes to how teachers teach or provide support.
The letter said schools should not lose sight of the value of providing support to students, which can include supporting students in the classroom and offering them support to do well on tests.