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To counteract the effects of poverty on their students, educators must understand the structures in schools that perpetuate the socioeconomic opportunity gap and follow the advice of author and activist Jonathan Kozol: “Pick battles big enough to matter, but small enough to win.”
In this issue, we look at educators who are not trying to “fix” poor students but are instead rooting out bias and revolutionizing the systems that serve them.
Removing Barriers for Students in Poverty
Learn five research-based practices for countering the effects of poverty on developing brains.
Students from low-income households are more likely to struggle with engagement—for seven reasons.
Responding to demographic shifts, a suburban district in Ohio forms a school-community partnership charged with mobilizing a variety of resources for families living in poverty.
Upcoming Free Webinar
Disrupting Poverty: Creating a
Poverty Literate Culture for Student Success
Join ASCD authors William Parrett and Kathleen Budge for an engaging webinar on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. In this webinar, they will share practical strategies and specific examples to “jumpstart” your thinking about what it takes to disrupt poverty’s adverse effects on learning to help your students succeed.
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About a million homeless students live doubled up. What’s life like for them, and how can schools help?
Dialing up some creative engagement ideas positions schools for better partnerships with low-income families.
For students living in poverty, the beliefs of teachers and school administration can either be the biggest asset or the biggest barrier to school achievement.
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Tools for Removing Barriers
for Students in Poverty
Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement
Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools
Alexandria, Virginia 22311-1714
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