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School Engagement Higher for Children Involved in Extracurricular Activities


November 21, 2018

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that children tend to have higher levels of school engagement when involved in one or more activities, like sports, lessons or clubs.

The report, "A Child's Day," found that 42 percent of children who took lessons were highly engaged compared to 33 percent of children who did not. The report also examined school engagement and other measures of child well-being.

Children in poverty were less likely to participate in each of the three extracurricular activities (sports, lessons and clubs) than those not in poverty. Children with a college-educat...

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