Episode 165: An in-depth look at high-performing, high-poverty schools

It’s a chronic and longstanding problem: Schools with high poverty rates tend to lag in student achievement.

But some high-performing schools have bucked the trend. How do they do it? And what can other schools learn from them?

To examine this issue — and look for solutions — Idaho Education News’ Devin Bodkin and Sami Edge went to high-performing, high-poverty schools in Idaho, Nevada, Washington and Montana. Their seven-part series, “Fighting the Effects of Poverty: Solutions for Educating All Kids,” published this week.

And this week, they talk on the “Extra Credit” podcast about the project.

Listen in here, and come back next week for another “Extra Credit” podcast.

Kevin Richert

About Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on KIVI 6 On Your Side; "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television; and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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