The Impact of Poverty on Education
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Why Low-Income and Food-Insecure People are Vulnerable to Poor Nutrition and Obesity

Why Low-Income and Food-Insecure People are Vulnerable to Poor Nutrition and Obesity | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"Food-insecure and low-income people are subject to the same often challenging influences as other Americans in trying to consume a healthful diet and maintain a healthful weight (e.g., more sedentary lifestyles, increased portion sizes). But those who are food-insecure or low-income also face unique challenges in adopting and maintaining healthful behaviors."

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More American children are uninsured despite strong economy

More American children are uninsured despite strong economy | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"For the first time in nearly a decade, the number of uninsured children in America has grown. The reversal is unprecedented, particularly given a strong economy in which more people are landing jobs and gaining access to employer health coverage. It also comes at a time when the nation's overall uninsured rate remained flat.

 

"What's behind the increase in the uninsured isn't clear, but Joan Alker, executive director of Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families, attributes it to the Trump administration and Congress' attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and shrink Medicaid. Also, it took months for Congress to approve long-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, forcing several states to tell parents they might have to shutter their programs.
 
"For these families, 2017 was a year of constant news about the President and Congress wanting to take health coverage away," said Alker.
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How Poverty Affects Education & Our Children

How Poverty Affects Education & Our Children | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

Renowned researcher Eric Jensen says: “If you do nothing else as a teacher, provide hope. For many people living in poverty, hope and faith for tomorrow are the only things that keep them going each day. You MUST buy in to this fact : If brains can change for the worse because of hopelessness, they can change for the better because of hope. For students living in poverty, hope in not a frivolous luxury but an absolute necessity.”

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Why Millions of Teens Can't Finish Their Homework

Why Millions of Teens Can't Finish Their Homework | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"In what’s often referred to as the “homework gap,” the unequal access to digital devices and high-speed internet prevents 17 percent of teens from completing their homework assignments, according to the new Pew analysis, which surveyed 743 students ages 13 through 17. Black teens are especially burdened by the homework gap: One in four of them at least sometimes struggle to complete assignments because of a lack of technology at home. And close to half of teenagers in the bottom income bracket have to do their homework on a cellphone occasionally or often."

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GAO report points to inequitable access to advanced courses

GAO report points to inequitable access to advanced courses | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"Students attending high-poverty schools, particularly smaller schools, have less access than their peers in low-poverty schools to the advanced courses that colleges tend to expect of their applicants, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report."

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Programs that address poverty help boost student performance in school

Programs that address poverty help boost student performance in school | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"A large and growing body of research documents not only that poverty hurts students in school, but that specific anti-poverty programs can counteract that harm. These programs — or other methods of increasing family income — boost students’ test scores, make them more likely to finish high school, and raise their chances of enrolling in college."

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Five Charts that Tell the Story of Poverty in Wisconsin

Five Charts that Tell the Story of Poverty in Wisconsin | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"Most Wisconsin residents in poverty have graduated from high school, live outside of Milwaukee County, and are white. Roughly half of them worked, and a significant share of them lived in extreme poverty. More than one-quarter of Wisconsin residents in poverty are children."

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Why so many poor kids get into college but don’t enroll

Why so many poor kids get into college but don’t enroll | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it
When the bread crumbs end, they get lost in the American education system.
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Summer Vacation Shouldn't Mean Going Hungry

Summer Vacation Shouldn't Mean Going Hungry | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it
But without school lunch programs, a lot of American children don't get enough food.
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Study shows suicide rate of black children twice that of white children

Study shows suicide rate of black children twice that of white children | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it
Research shows that while irritability in the average white teenager is often labeled as depression, it’s more likely seen as disruptive in black or Latino children -- which Doctors say that can lead to feelings of hopelessness.
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When a Community College Took on American Poverty

When a Community College Took on American Poverty | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"What separates Amarillo College from most of its peers is not any particular program, but how much it focuses on addressing the effects of poverty. The school and Lowery-Hart are being watched by college leaders all over the country, because finding realistic solutions for student poverty could be transformative for the U.S. higher-education system."

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Family income makes a difference for kindergarteners in the summer

Family income makes a difference for kindergarteners in the summer | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it
Now two new studies show that the summer learning gap between the lower and middle classes may be narrowing while the rich surge ahead of everyone.
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Segregation is alive and well in America's so-called land of opportunity — just ask black and Latino children

Segregation is alive and well in America's so-called land of opportunity — just ask black and Latino children | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"One in four African Americans suffer in poverty as opposed to one in ten white Americans. Clearly, there remains a searing inequality in this so-called land of opportunity."

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What teachers have long known: It’s up to society to end childhood poverty, not schools

What teachers have long known: It’s up to society to end childhood poverty, not schools | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"The public needs to stop blaming teachers; there are no 'failing schools.' When the social, economic and emotional needs of students are met, they will succeed academically."

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How a Title I school raised its science passing rate 24 points

How a Title I school raised its science passing rate 24 points | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"Here are six ways a high-poverty elementary school can get students (and teachers) excited about science and achieve substantial gains."

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Teachers Are Serving As First Responders To The Opioid Crisis

Teachers Are Serving As First Responders To The Opioid Crisis | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"My job as a teacher is to be a first responder to poverty," says Greg Cruey, a middle school teacher in West Virginai. "If my students learn other stuff too, that’s great."

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Working on the opportunity gap

Working on the opportunity gap | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

“I’m probably speaking on behalf of every public school district superintendent in the nation when I say that the work of narrowing and closing the gaps in opportunity that lead to gaps in student achievement is probably some of the most complex work there is,” said Madison schools Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham. “And I don’t say that as an excuse. I say that as a clear statement of reality. The challenges we are trying to face are historical, deeply rooted and incredibly hard to change.”

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Poverty tied to worse heart health among U.S. teens

Poverty tied to worse heart health among U.S. teens | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"Adolescents from low-income families are more likely than their affluent peers to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease like obesity, inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use, a U.S. study suggests."

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Student absenteeism: Who misses school and how missing school matters for performance

Student absenteeism: Who misses school and how missing school matters for performance | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"Poor and somewhat poor students (those who qualified for free lunch or for reduced-price lunch) and students with disabilities (those who had individualized education programs, or IEPs) were much more likely than their more affluent or non-IEP peers to miss a lot of school."

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Isolated and Segregated: The Income Divide in Our Nation's Public Schools

Isolated and Segregated: The Income Divide in Our Nation's Public Schools | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it
Far too many school districts are intensely segregated by income and socioeconomic status, but Americans are largely in support of change.
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Research finds childhood stress can lead to health problems

Research finds childhood stress can lead to health problems | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"Research conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that girls who grow up in stressful environments are more likely to experience physical and emotional problems, including anxiety, depression and mood disorders."

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Seven things research reveals — and doesn’t — about Advanced Placement

Seven things research reveals — and doesn’t — about Advanced Placement | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"Attempts to close gaps in AP participation have been met with challenges from privileged groups that act to maintain inequities."

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Report: Wisconsin poverty rate up in 2016 despite job gains 

Report: Wisconsin poverty rate up in 2016 despite job gains  | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it

"According to Wisconsin Poverty Measure released by the UW-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty, the state’s poverty rate rose to 10.8 percent in 2016 from 9.7 percent in 2015. That measure also found child poverty up in the state to 12 percent in 2016, from 10 percent in 2015."

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Income Inequality Exacerbates the Achievement Gap

Income Inequality Exacerbates the Achievement Gap | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it
Income inequality is exacerbating the gap between rich and poor school children.
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Lower Income Could Affect Memory and the Brain for the Worse

Lower Income Could Affect Memory and the Brain for the Worse | The Impact of Poverty on Education | Scoop.it
A new study links lower socioeconomic status to detrimental brain changes.
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