Commentaries on the Anniversary of the War on Poverty
To recognize the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, Commentary will run an occasional series of perspectives on the federal initiative and its impact on schools and children today.

A Healthy Child Is a Better Student

Removing the eight "health barriers to learning" can make all the difference in the academic success of children living in poverty, writes Irwin Redlener. (August 5, 2014)

How We Can Strengthen Schools Serving Low-Income Children

Three innovative and durable programs offer lessons in how to build the supportive school communities that can help low-income children thrive, Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane say. (August 5, 2014)

Segregated Housing, Segregated Schools

Richard Rothstein writes about the oft-overlooked history of government-sanctioned segregated housing policy and its continuing impact on schools and minority achievement. (March 26, 2014)

On the Front Lines in the War on Poverty

Deborah Meier recounts her experiences in schools during the "heyday" of the campaign to end poverty and considers where the fight stands now. (March 5, 2014)

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