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Dashawn Smith, 6, left, looks over at his friend Malachi Davis, 10, outside the Potomac Gardens public-housing complex in Washington.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

50 Years Later, Housing Programs' Reach Is Limited

The housing programs expanded through the War on Poverty provide stability for many assisted families, but their children still often grow up in concentrated poverty and struggle academically. (March 25, 2014)

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The housing programs expanded through the War on Poverty provide stability for many assisted families, but their children still often grow up in concentrated poverty and struggle academically.
March 25, 2014 - Education Week
When housing programs fail to break up concentrated poverty in neighborhoods, some experts argue that school districts should step in to promote economic diversity in the classroom.
March 25, 2014 - Education Week
The superintendent, appointed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is drawing strong resistance to her efforts to expand the city's charter presence, dismiss teachers, and sell off school buildings.
March 17, 2014 | Updated: March 27, 2014 - Education Week
Angered by Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to rescind co-location agreements for some charter schools, thousands of protesters took their fight to the state capitol.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
The launch of two new pilot projects signals a shift in direction for the national teacher-training and -placement organization.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
All three of the newly approved schools will feature project-based learning, push students to learn outside the walls of traditional classrooms, and incorporate online education.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
As the district's director of family engagement, Tracy Hill is working to give parents the knowledge and tools they need to keep their children on the path to academic success.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
In Oakland, Maria Santos uses "instructional rounds," much like those in teaching hospitals, to coach educators on how best to involve ELL students in academic discourse.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
The plaintiffs in Vergara v. California say it's too difficult to get rid of "grossly ineffective" teachers, but state officials and teachers' unions counter that the protections don’t block dismissals.
February 3, 2014 - Education Week

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