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Church Attendance Boosts Student GPAs
Friday, August 22, 2008
By Robert Roy Britt
If you want to boost your teenager’s grade point average, take the kid to church. Or, a new study suggests, find some similar social activity to involve them in.
Researchers found that church attendance has as much effect on a teen’s GPA as whether the parents earned a college degree. Students in grades 7 to 12 who went to church weekly also had lower dropout rates and felt more a part of their schools. On average, students whose parents received a four-year college degree average a GPA 0.12 higher than those whose parents completed only high school. Read the rest of this entry »