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Study claims 3rd grade is a critical pivot point for students

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The 3rd Grade Class, W.R. O’Dell Elementary School from Concord, North Caroline, pledges allegiance at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 4, 2012 on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). The DNC is expected to nominate US President Barack Obama to run for a second term as president. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images

The third grade may be more important than you think Think your academic career hinges on junior year? Think again.

New research may prove that it’s actually the third grade that is the most critical pivot point for students.

Alex Cohen talks with one researcher about this new thinking, and also about the possibility for intervention after the pivot point.

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