On April 10, 2015 Meeting Street hosted a session on the new research findings that link reduced lead levels to rising test scores among poor and African American children in Rhode Island. Anna Aizer, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Brown University presented her findings on NECAP test scores and elevated lead levels in children up through grade 8.
The Data Project will be sharing the DataHUB’s Issue Brief and Infographic on Rhode Island’s Lead Mitigation Act the week of April 20th. The DataHUB has been on the forefront of policy research into unhealthy housing and lead since 2011.
This renewed focus on lead as a key factor in child health and development will hopefully affect policy change and greater compliance with lead laws.