Communities in Schools brings a site coordinator trained in education and social work into schools with predominantly poor kids. Attendance has improved in most cases.
Some educators in low-income areas are trying to improve children’s prospects by teaching their mothers right along side them. It’s working.
According to a recent study, in school districts with increased spending, low-income students are more likely to graduate from high school, earn livable wages and avoid poverty in adulthood.
The award focuses on urban schools that are closing the achievement gap between minority and low-income students and their white higher income peers.
A new report finds New Jersey’s high school graduation rate is relatively high, and the number of “dropout factory” schools is shrinking.
Latest data show that one out of five public schools wins this “unwelcome designation” in which 75% or more of elementary, middle and high school students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
The article in The Chronicle of Higher Education shows costs for low income students at more than 40 colleges, important information in helping them get to and succeed in college.
The Oyler School in Cincinnati has undergone a 21-million-dollar renovation, adding air conditioning, a new daycare and preschool center and providing its low-income students with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Academically, the services are making a difference.
Teachers who were offered significant monetary incentives filled 90% of the vacancies in hard-to-staff schools in seven large and diverse school districts in 5 states. Now more schools are expected to follow suit.
As the number of students in special education classes swells, some educators question whether the children have legitimate disabilities, or they are failing or unruly for other reasons.