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Poverty and Education: Solutions?

Poverty and Education: Solutions? | UW Education | Scoop.it
Poverty effects education.  It effects test scores.  It effects teacher and student motivation.

 

Time to rethink all the sloppy attempts at reform.  We are missing the boat.


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Bharath Gessian's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:34 AM

Education is one of the most important thing in life and it matters alot. Without it you would not be able to get a proper job and a proper salary. I thought poverty only affects in food, water and socially for a child but i was surprise that education plays a big part when your are poor and it is a big challenge to overcome it. This will afftect the students studying in the school. He will have negative thoughts about himself and will be anti social. They are doing part time job while studying and it will really afect thier studies as it is difficult to multitask.Eventually they drop out or do badly. Hence if they work hard with the right midset, they can definely succeed

Edwin Ong's curator insight, January 18, 2014 2:40 AM

Poverty is really getting serious day by day and it causes many problems to humans. It is the starting problem of many problems and this makes a never-ending cycle once started. As seen from the news above, poverty is started and it affects education, followed by the test scores. It even has the ability to affect teacher and student motivation. Therefore concluding that the word "Poverty" is related to just about every possible negative life outcome one could imagine.

After reading this particular article, I felt disappointed and at the same time, worried for the education system there. I am depressed to learn that the school reform efforts actively ignore the research on poverty in education. They focus instead on test scores and even gaps between high scores and low scores! Seeing that efforts have been made to try and fight the effects of poverty but ultimately losing because of being exhausted, dispirited, I felt worried for the people who are living there in poverty. Even the politicians dare not say the word "Poverty", who knows what will hapen next!

In many cases, i truly believe that poverty can be stopped by helping those in need. For example, we can start to make a difference by helping the needies by donating some money to different charities.

Not onl;y helping  charities, we can also start to give some money to elderies when they sell tissues in the market or hawker centres.

I believe that "to give is to receive". We can and have the ability to stop poverty from spreading throughout the world.

Benjamin Ho's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:46 AM

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Poverty affects education, i think that that is very true. when students have to worry about their daily meals, how can they concentrate and study. And when students cant do their work properly, they fail, and when they grow up, they will find it hard to find a job. More should be done to help students who are in need of financial help.

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Poverty and Education: Solutions?

Poverty and Education: Solutions? | UW Education | Scoop.it
Poverty effects education.  It effects test scores.  It effects teacher and student motivation.

 

Time to rethink all the sloppy attempts at reform.  We are missing the boat.


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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Bharath Gessian's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:34 AM

Education is one of the most important thing in life and it matters alot. Without it you would not be able to get a proper job and a proper salary. I thought poverty only affects in food, water and socially for a child but i was surprise that education plays a big part when your are poor and it is a big challenge to overcome it. This will afftect the students studying in the school. He will have negative thoughts about himself and will be anti social. They are doing part time job while studying and it will really afect thier studies as it is difficult to multitask.Eventually they drop out or do badly. Hence if they work hard with the right midset, they can definely succeed

Edwin Ong's curator insight, January 18, 2014 2:40 AM

Poverty is really getting serious day by day and it causes many problems to humans. It is the starting problem of many problems and this makes a never-ending cycle once started. As seen from the news above, poverty is started and it affects education, followed by the test scores. It even has the ability to affect teacher and student motivation. Therefore concluding that the word "Poverty" is related to just about every possible negative life outcome one could imagine.

After reading this particular article, I felt disappointed and at the same time, worried for the education system there. I am depressed to learn that the school reform efforts actively ignore the research on poverty in education. They focus instead on test scores and even gaps between high scores and low scores! Seeing that efforts have been made to try and fight the effects of poverty but ultimately losing because of being exhausted, dispirited, I felt worried for the people who are living there in poverty. Even the politicians dare not say the word "Poverty", who knows what will hapen next!

In many cases, i truly believe that poverty can be stopped by helping those in need. For example, we can start to make a difference by helping the needies by donating some money to different charities.

Not onl;y helping  charities, we can also start to give some money to elderies when they sell tissues in the market or hawker centres.

I believe that "to give is to receive". We can and have the ability to stop poverty from spreading throughout the world.

Benjamin Ho's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:46 AM

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Poverty affects education, i think that that is very true. when students have to worry about their daily meals, how can they concentrate and study. And when students cant do their work properly, they fail, and when they grow up, they will find it hard to find a job. More should be done to help students who are in need of financial help.

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Can Early Intervention Prevent High School Dropout?

Can Early Intervention Prevent High School Dropout? | UW Education | Scoop.it
Can Early Intervention Prevent High School #Dropout?

 

Abbreviated answer:  "YES!"


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Middle Schools CAN Impact High School Dropout Rates! « Bright ...

Robert Balfanz from the Everyone Graduates Center and Talent Development Middle Grades Program at Johns Hopkins University and the National Middle School Association (now the Association for Middle Level Education) ...


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Webinar: Dropout Prevention & Recovery in Rural Districts

Webinar: Dropout Prevention & Recovery in Rural Districts | UW Education | Scoop.it

Entitled "Leveraging Local Resources: Promising Practices for Dropout Prevention and Recovery in Rural Districts," the webinar will share strategies used by Sussex County, Virgina to develop an early warning system"

 

Early warning systems show in the literature on dropout prevention repeatedly.  I've yet to see a comprehensive attempt at this , district-wide.


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Sara Shokoohi's curator insight, March 25, 2014 5:14 PM

The dropout rate can impact people and statistics in many ways: School dropouts are more likely to be unemployed or to earn less money than high school graduates do. Young women who drop out of high school are more likely to become pregnant at earlier ages and are more likely to be single parents. Dropouts are more likely to receive public assistance than graduates of high school. Dropouts comprise a disproportionate percentage of the nation's prison and death row inmates.

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Dropout Risk Factors and Exemplary Programs: A Technical Report | National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

Dropout Risk Factors and Exemplary Programs: A Technical Report | National Dropout Prevention Center/Network | UW Education | Scoop.it
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The Urgency of Now | The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males 2012

The Urgency of Now | The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males 2012 | UW Education | Scoop.it

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'Achievement Gap' Debate: The Language We Use Matters

'Achievement Gap' Debate: The Language We Use Matters | UW Education | Scoop.it
'Achievement Gap' Debate: The Language We Use Matters

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 27, 2013 11:49 PM

This is the "chicken and egg" issue.  Which do we focus on first?

 

If we focus on the academic achievement gaps, how do we "control" for  the opportunity and experience gaps?    If the opportunity and experience gaps exist for most, how can any school or teacher make a major impact?  Housing policy can help there.  

 

Focusing on the achievement gaps without address the core problems means politicians keep creating policies that focus on symptoms (and not the problem).  Teachers are blamed.  Schools are flagged.  Energy goes where it might not matter.  

 

Yes, we need to look at the symptoms, but if you are completely distracted by the symptoms the chasm will grow.  Short sighted problem solving leads to ineffective solutions.  

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The 9 Most Shocking Facts About High School Dropout Rates

The 9 Most Shocking Facts About High School Dropout Rates | UW Education | Scoop.it
Too many kids are leaving school before graduation. Here's a look at the cause and the cost of dropping out.

 

Interesting pictoral representation of reasons students dropout of HS.


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Sara Shokoohi's curator insight, March 25, 2014 5:17 PM

High school dropouts are four times as likely to be unemployed as those who have completed four or more years of college. Graduating from high school will determine how well you live for the next 50 years of your life. High school graduates earn $143 more per week than high school dropouts. College graduates earn $336 more per week than high school graduates ($479 more per week than high school dropouts). Dropouts are more likely to apply for and receive public assistance than graduates of high school

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Why High School Students Drop Out and Efforts to Re-Engage

Why High School Students Drop Out and Efforts to Re-Engage | UW Education | Scoop.it

Caralee Johnson Adams has worked as a journalist for nearly 25 years, covering education, health, parenting, and other issues.

 

The reasons:  

 

Absence of parental support or encouragement (23 percent)
Becoming a parent (21 percent)
Lacking the credits needed to graduate (17 percent)
Missing too many days of school (17 percent)
Failing classes (15 percent)
Uninteresting classes (15 percent)
Experiencing a mental illness, such as depression (15 percent)
Having to work to support by family (12 percent)
Was bullied and didn't want to return (12 percent)


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Who Isn’t Graduating From High School? – Dropout Nation - FRONTLINE

Who Isn’t Graduating From High School? – Dropout Nation - FRONTLINE | UW Education | Scoop.it
As mortarboards are flung nationwide, a look at dropout rate disparities across America. In total, 1.3 million students drop out of high school each year – that's 7,000 kids per day.

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Sara Shokoohi's curator insight, March 25, 2014 5:10 PM

PBS has been investigating the topic of the nation’s dropout rate on their FRONTLINE series. The most viewed show, called “Dropout Nation”, focuses on one high school in Texas. They have been working on programs to help students and prevent dropouts. One particular teacher is heavily involved. We look at five different students through the course of the year. Each has a very different background and story. All are at risk. There is not one simple fix for this problem. We learn that despite out best efforts, many still will not graduate. How much money and time will be needed?

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Guest column: It’s time to stop distorting truth about Common Core | Bridge Michigan

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