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No Education Reform Without Tackling Poverty, Experts Say

April 30, 2012 by twalker  
Filed under Education Funding, Featured News, Top Stories


By Robert McNeely If many so-called education reformers really want to close the student achievement gap, they should direct their fire away from public school educators and take aim at the real issue—poverty. This was the consensus of a panel of policy advocates and academics that convened recently on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to [...]

‘Poverty Tour’ Spotlights the Poor and Disadvantaged


By Dana Dossett and John Rosales For college students affected by poverty, community colleges often serve as an affordable means to earn a two-year associate’s degree, as a place where professional development opportunities abound, and as a bridge to a four-year university. Four out of 10 college-bound high-school graduates start their university education at a [...]