Tuesday Talk: Fighting Poverty at School
We can’t allow poverty to be an excuse for poor school performance and achievement. Therefore, Minnesota must build an education system that helps students overcome disadvantages that result from lacking access to adequate housing, food, health care, high quality early childhood education and the myriad of other amenities that impact learning.
Today, between 8 and 9:30, St. Paul teacher Nick Faber will join us to talk about what school modifications should look like to overcome poverty in education.
Nick taught at John A. Johnson Elementary, a full-service community school, which “focuses on raising student achievement levels by removing barriers that may prevent students from being in school every day.”
What’s your take on school modifications to fight poverty?
What supports do schools need that aren’t already there?
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