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Our View: Maine schools’ high rankings don’t mean problems are over (The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram Editorial)

Our View: Maine schools’ high rankings don’t mean problems are over (The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram Editorial) | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Low-income families need more support so their kids come to class ready to learn.
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Five stereotypes about poor families and education

Five stereotypes about poor families and education | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Here is an excerpt from a new book called “Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap,” by Paul C. Gorski, associate professor of integrative studies at George Mason University. The book, which draws from years of research to analyze educational practices that undercut the achievement of low-income students,   is part of the Multicultural Education Series of books edited by James A. Banks and published by Teachers College Columbia University."

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The number of high-poverty schools increases by about 60 percent

The number of high-poverty schools increases by about 60 percent | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Poverty is getting so concentrated in America that one out of five public schools was classified as as a "high-poverty" school in 2011 by the U.S.  Department of Education.
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50 Years Later, War on Poverty Yields Mixed Success

50 Years Later, War on Poverty Yields Mixed Success | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
While child poverty remains a stubborn enemy, the federal anti-poverty initiative launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson has led to health and IQ gains for disadvantaged students.
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Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are Now Low-Income

Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are Now Low-Income | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new study reminds us that poverty is the giant backpack dragging down American students. 

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In many Maine schools, one-fifth of students in poverty

In many Maine schools, one-fifth of students in poverty | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
New census statistics reveal a large gap between have and have-not communities in the state.
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