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Entries by Carol J. Carter from 04/2013

Better Understanding Parents in Poverty: Meeting Basic Needs First

| Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact

Children in poverty often come from less-educated and involved parents, lack supervision, don't have equal learning experiences to their more affluent counterparts, and are more likely to drop out of high school or land in prison.

From Trailer Park to Corporate Executive: One Woman's Path to Personal and Professional Success

| Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact

Her childhood in the trailer park taught her grit, persistence, follow-through, and ambition to be her best and do her best. She is a role model for women everywhere, especially those growing up in trailer parks without a family member who has gone to college.

Harnessing Our Indomitable Spirit: Healing Our Emotional Hemorrhages

| Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact

Until we know more, we won't have a place to "put" this tragedy in our minds in either "homegrown" or "foreign extremist." Somehow, however awful homegrown is, it seems less scary than the ineffable force of "foreign extremist."

Beyond the Common Core: Transforming Low-income Housing to Support School Outcomes

| Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact

Until learning is fully integrated in the lives of low-performing students, the Common Core may only exacerbate the achievement gap, accelerating students who are prepared to succeed and leaving others behind. At best, it will be successful for students at all economic levels.

Early College and Beyond: Success for More Low-income Students

| Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact

I'm all for high school students taking a couple of college classes before they graduate from high school, but we are kidding ourselves if we expect the experience gained from taking a remedial college course will prepare students for the rigors of college-level work.