Study examines "redshirting" kindergarten students

05/27/2013 | ABC News

Between 4% and 5.5% of children nationwide delay enrolling in kindergarten -- a practice known as "redshirting," according to a joint study released by researchers from the University of Virginia and Stanford University. Of those children, researchers found that most students who are redshirted are white and from high-income families. Some officials say it is unclear whether delaying students' entry into school because of emotional, social and academic readiness benefits students.

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