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High Poverty Schools

This Map Shows How Many More Students Are Living In Poverty Than 9 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

Students in America’s schools are much, much poorer than they were nine years ago. In 2006, 31 percent of America’s students attended scho...

Rebecca Klein

Schools Fail To Help Students Deal With Severe Trauma, Lawsuit Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

Peter P., 17, spent two months sleeping on his school’s roof after becoming homeless in April. When administrators at Dominguez High School learned ...

The Message From Baltimore

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

My colleagues and I work in the schools that serve the very communities affected by the recent disturbances. The children who come to these schools start off bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of enthusiasm and confidence, like children everywhere. But then all too many of them experience failure. And all that motivation drains away.

Being Successful Means Never Saying You're Satisfied

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Just to give a sense of scale, only 56 percent of Maryland's fifth-graders -- and only 37 percent of low-income students -- read at an advanced level in 2013. At Chadwick, more than 95 percent of the low-income students read at an advanced level.

Lessons Learned From High-Poverty, High-Achieving Schools

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
Will Friedman, Ph.D

Schools identified as high-poverty or high-needs often pose the biggest challenge to educators. How can kids learn, people ask, when they lack adequate food, clothing or safety on the way to class?

Requiem for a Success Story

Brock Cohen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Brock Cohen

I'm sorry for Alaina and for all the extraordinary teachers throughout California who have been unceremoniously dispatched -- and to the multitudes of students whose education will suffer for it.

The Must-Have School Supply for Girls: Educational Access

K. Sujata | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Back-to-school chatter is already building in Chicago. However, in the discussion of education reform and politicking, one facet is missing: access.

Are High-Poverty Schools Educating Students To Stay Poor?

Mike Green | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education
Mike Green

If "education" is the key to success, then thousands of public schools are not educating students.

School Funding Unfair Is in Many States

David Sciarra | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
David Sciarra

For our nation to move forward, all public school students must have access to a high-quality education. Fair school funding is an essential precondition to achieving that goal.