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July 31, 2015

International Baccalaureate Saw Rapid Growth in High-Poverty Schools

More high-poverty schools are offering the advanced high school diploma, but poor students are still less likely to participate.

July 29, 2015

Cost of School Supplies Could Hit Families Hard This School Year, Survey Finds

The new Backpack Index from Huntington Bank shows how a rise in estimated costs for school supplies could hurt low income families.

July 07, 2015

Three Ways the Feds Hope to Boost Participation in Summer Meal Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to see 200 million meals served at participating summer meals sites this year, an increase of 13 million from last year's total.

June 30, 2015

Marva Collins, Famed Chicago Educator, Stressed Potential of Low-Income Students

Marva Collins, who died June 24 at age 78, founded a celebrated independent school known for fostering high achievement in children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago.

June 24, 2015

Health, Poverty, and Engagement: How States Stack Up on 'Whole Child' Issues

With that in mind, newly updated "Whole Child Snapshots" from ASCD show how states measure in a range of issues like obesity, bullying, and civic engagement.

June 24, 2015

How Do We Understand Poverty Without Relying on Federal Free-Meal Statistics?

A new federal guide offers school officials and researchers ways to structure new measures of students' socioeconomic status.

June 23, 2015

What Do Students Need to Succeed? Guide Helps Educators Navigate the Research

A new report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research offers a framework for understanding the cognitive and non-cognitive traits students need for success as adults.

June 18, 2015

Suburban Districts Shouldn't Hire Detectives to Keep Students Out

Some suburban districts hire detectives and even take families to court, to keep out students, often low income and students of color, from nearby urban districts. I think this is awful. I found many status quo defenders (and I don't see you as one of them) who believe this is perfectly ok.

June 16, 2015

We Can Make Schools Places Where Students Can Succeed No Matter What

When schools and classrooms are structured to develop critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity, learning will be less dependent on what skills are lacking and more dependent on what skills are present.

June 09, 2015

College Dreams, Financial Nightmares

Since they were in elementary school, we've told our students that if they worked hard, they could go to college, that education was the path towards financial security. What if that's not true?

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