We asked readers across the country how they are tackling these new challenges. Here is what they said.
Government agencies, research entities, and social service organizations are excellent resources for data related to low-income and poverty, and with related social indicators. Educators who use these resources will be better able to understand the needs of the students and families they serve.
Charania, M. & Freeland Fisher, J. (2020, July 14). Analysis: Mapping Students’ Support Networks Is Key to Supporting Their Remote Learning Success. How Schools Can Make That Happen. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
Ensuring students have access to a well-connected support network could be the key to successful remote instruction in the fall, suggest Mahnaz Charania and Julia Freeland Fisher, both of the
Barshay, J. (2020, March 23). Student teachers fail test about how kids learn, nonprofit finds. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
Student teachers may not be well-versed in learning science, according to findings by six teaching institutions and the nonprofit Deans for Impact. Among the findings are that teachers often mistake
Sparks, S. D. (2019, August 7). National Study Bolsters Case for Teaching ‘Growth Mindset’. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
Any student’s self-confidence can take a hit at the start of high school. Yet giving students even a brief opportunity to understand and reflect on their mindsets for learning can
Sparks, S.D. (2020, February 12). In Many Districts, a Child’s Academic Trajectory is Set by 3rd Grade. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
America’s schools are intended to be an equalizer, a way to launch students from low-income families up the economic and social ladder. But a new study finds that in most
Prothero, A. (2020, February 19). Creating a Foothold for the Most Vulnerable Students. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
For Johnnye Waller, one guiding principle undergirds her approach to serving the homeless students in Lee County Schools in North Carolina: The only difference, she says, between her family and
Will, M. (2020, February 10). What Do Teachers Need? Nearly 2 million DonorsChoose Requests Shed Some Light. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
A new analysis of 10 years of DonorsChoose records shows that online crowdfunding requests are on the rise—and the data reflects a deep divide between high-poverty and low-poverty schools.
Educational Opportunities and Performance in South Carolina (2020, January 21). Retrieved January 31, 2020.
Based on a comprehensive analysis of data, the Quality Counts report card answers a key question: Where does my state rank for educational opportunities and performance?
Camera, L. (2020, January 22). Report: Rust Belt, Deep South Home to Most Economically Segregated School Districts. Retrieved January 31, 2020.
Four states in the Rust Belt region are home to the 37 most economically segregated school districts — where there is a child poverty rate gap of more than 40
Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2019, September 24). Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
In this snapshot on concentrated poverty, you’ll learn which child populations are most likely to live in concentrated poverty, where to learn more about supporting families living in high-poverty areas,