Friday, November 22, 2013

Education News: Poverty Hurts, Showing Up Helps

Two interesting education stories yesterday:
Neither point is all that surprising, really, if you think about it.
  • Poverty: Do you think children can learn well if they don't have good nutrition, health care, support, housing, stability, and pencils? Answer: no.
  • Attendance: Do you think kids who miss a lot of school might get behind, get discouraged, and drop out? Answer: Yes. The amazing thing here is how it was possible to turn it around in just a couple of years by adding caring adults who encouraged the kids and helped them when they had trouble with their work.

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