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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?

June 09, 2015

Poll: Majority of Teachers Say Poverty Is a Barrier to Learning in Their Schools

The poll, administered by Communities in Schools and Public Opinion Strategies, also identified student apathy, disruptive student behavior, and a lack of parental involvement as problematic.

June 08, 2015

Nation's 'Disinvestment' in Public Schools Is Crippling Poor Students, Reports Say

Are prominent school funding advocates satisfied that states are now giving schools robust and well-targeted financial support? Not even close.

June 02, 2015

Ask a Scientist: What Are Low-Income Parents, Fathers Getting Right?

Human development researcher Natasha Cabrera, a professor at the University of Maryland, looks into positive parenting among low-income families, and how fathers as well as mothers influence children's development.

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