How does domestic violence affect student achievement?

05/18/2009 | Gainesville Sun (Fla.), The

Students -- especially boys -- from homes with domestic violence perform worse on standardized tests and have more behavior problems at school, according to research that matched a Florida district's student data to domestic violence reports. Students who were unaffected by domestic violence at home also scored and behaved worse if they had a classmate from a troubled home. The district says it plans to improve counseling and psychological services for troubled students.

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