Elaine Weiss is the national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education, where she works with a high-level Task Force and coalition partners to promote a comprehensive, evidence-based set of policies to allow all children to thrive.
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Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:33am
The New Public on Poverty and Education
The negative impact of poverty on a child’s educational achievement is indisputable.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 8:17am
Time to Take On Concentrated Poverty and Education
Researchers know a lot about how various factors associated with income level affect a child’s learning: parents’ educational attainment; how parents read to, play with and respond to their children; the quality of early care and early education; access to consistent physical and mental health services and healthy food. Poor children’s limited access to these fundamentals accounts for a good chunk of the achievement gap, which is why conceiving of it instead as an opportunity gap makes a lot more sense.