Fighting the effects of poverty
Journalists search for the truth and expose the problems. In a series we’ll publish next week, we are supporting those investigations with in-depth reports on what’s going right.
Decades of research highlight the long-running correlation between high poverty rates and low student performance — a “crisis” that’s become the “norm” in schools across the nation.
Educators at this rural, high-poverty school attribute gains in student achievement to an increased focus on math instruction and long-running pre-K and all-day kindergarten programs.
Peterson Elementary School has boosted achievement among students in poverty through a collaborative model that emphasizes literacy and high expectations.
East Career and Technical Academy is helping students in poverty perform beyond state averages in areas where they typically fall behind. The trick of the trade: An emphasis on career-technical classes.
Children who live in poverty perform below their peers academically. Lawmakers and education leaders are considering investments aimed at reversing the trend.