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Researching Poverty’s Effects on Learning

EWA panel argues for increased per-pupil educational spending based on improved outcomes from more funding on support staff and longer school years. Northwestern scholars give examples of anti-poverty programs in schools but emphasize that there are no “silver bullets” or one-school-fits-all solutions to reducing barriers. Community-based strategies generate progress despite challenging circumstances, but policymakers must not assume a quick infusion of money will show results instantly. Read More >

West Virginia Board of Education Approves Community Schools Plan For McDowell County Public Schools

The West Virginia Board of Education today unanimously approved a community schools plan for the McDowell County Public Schools, marking one of Reconnecting McDowell’s most significant efforts thus far to improve the education, health and well-being of the county’s students and their families. The American Federation of Teachers played an important role in this work. AFT is a national partner of the Coalition for Community Schools. Read More >

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