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Newport Beach Independent

by Newport Indy Staff

On September 21, Newport Beach-based Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) will host Igniting Potential, a collaborative online Giving Day which aims to raise $300,000 for 18 local nonprofits serving Orange County youth.

According to OCCF, a study just released by the National Center for Education Statistics shows that over the past two school years, nine-year-olds lost significant ground in math, and reading scores fell by the largest margin in more than 30 years. While students in the 90th percentile dropped three points in math, those in the bottom 10th percentile dropped by 12 points, compounding the impact for students already at greater risk.