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Fighting the effects of poverty

This series identifies a pervasive problem in education, how poverty affects learning and achieving. But the series also shows the adverse trend can be broken. We traveled to high-poverty, high-performing schools in Montana, Washington, Nevada and Idaho to share their stories of success. These places are doing something different to gain different outcomes.

Seeking solutions for Idaho education

‘Poverty is our biggest challenge in education’

Washington teachers enforce high standards

Murtaugh defies the odds with early learning and math improvements

Montana elementary teachers team up to battle poverty’s impacts

Las Vegas school connects disadvantaged kids to careers

‘If I didn’t have an education, I didn’t have much’

How will Idaho reduce the achievement gap?