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Closing the achievement gap in a high-poverty school

Closing the achievement gap in a high-poverty school | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
High poverty. High performing. These are two phrases that describe Hattie Watts Elementary today -- but it wasn’t always that way. When I became assista
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Kay Lehmann's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:43 AM

Helping students in poverty succeed... Yes!

Terri Goldson's curator insight, January 3, 4:33 PM

As an administrator of a diverse school where nearly 75% of the students receive free or reduced priced lunch, I can relate to Principal Fryou with regards to the challenges and joy of working in a high poverty school.  I have implemented many of the key elements she addresses in her article and our data reveals that we have made significant gains to close the achievement gap and as a result, our school is the highest performing school in the district. Although we are proud of the gains we have made, we have much more progress to make on our journey towards excellence.  My hope is that our progress and momentum for change is not ephemeral by the unfunded mandates of the Common Core Curriculum, SBACtesting, teacher evaluation process and a shrinking school and city budget. Only time will tell.

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Educational Leadership:Faces of Poverty:How Poverty Affects Classroom Engagement

Educational Leadership:Faces of Poverty:How Poverty Affects Classroom Engagement | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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iPads open doors for students in poor school districts

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Poverty and student achievement: Are we comparing the wrong groups?

Poverty and student achievement: Are we comparing the wrong groups? | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Many impoverished students succeed academically every day. Why do some make it and others don't?
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Tan Yun Sin's curator insight, January 21, 6:43 AM

          I always knew poverty often have a great impact on students. However, that does not mean they have to be different from other students. Not all students who are poor will do badly in academics.

            What I did not know is children who comes from poor family are being compared to children who does not come from a poor family. I strongly disagree for them to be compared as it will increase the gap between the poor and the rich. Instead, we should take note of the students from a poor family who do well in academic because they are the true heroes. They teaches us that no matter what the situation is, we have to be strong.

              On the other hand, students who do well in studies should help those who does not do well in academics. Their financial status should not matter at all. Hence, this will reduce the gap of the poor and the rich and also help in academics.

                 I wonder why some children from poor families can do well and some cannot. Does it have to do with the way the parents teaches their children? Or is it because the students do not believe in themselves anymore? If the poor and the rich are not compared, people will live in harmony, isn't it?