How does poverty impact education? How can schools mitigate this impact? Where do we go from here? In this era of high-stakes testing and blaming teachers for school failure, the detrimental effect of poverty on academic achievement has been largely ignored by many educational leaders.
The mantras "you can't fix the parents" or "we can only focus on what we can control" are repeated as excuses for ignoring the basic needs of students. Although poverty is not an excuse for school failure; there is no excuse for disregarding the barriers to learning associated with poverty.
A growing movement of community schools, children's zones, and other innovations support the notion that both effective teachers and comprehensive wraparound services are critical for school success, especially in highpoverty neighborhoods.
Join us as we explore this issue with Peter C. Murrell, Jr., Ph.D (Professor of Urban Education, Loyola University Maryland School of Education); Jane Quinn (Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society);and Heather B. Weiss, Ph.D. (Founder and Director of the Harvard Family Research Project). Marc Steiner, host of The Marc Steiner Show on WEAA 88.9 FM, will moderate the discussion.
Presentations and Q&A will be followed by breakout sessions to discuss the topic further and find out what you can do to help address this issue.
Read more about the topic on the Relevant Reading and Links webpage.
Doors open at 3:00 pm
Event begins at 4:00 pm
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