Low-Income Students

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Student Achievement What the Research Says This One Change From Teachers Can Make Homework More Equitable
Homework policies can exacerbate inequities among students. Here's how teachers can help.
Sarah D. Sparks, December 5, 2022
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Teaching Profession Opinion 11 Critical Issues Facing Educators in 2023
From health and safety to labor shortages, the coming year is rife with challenges for school leaders and teachers.
Peter DeWitt, December 4, 2022
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School & District Management Webinar How School Districts Can Benefit From Public Housing Partnerships
Learn how school districts currently work with public housing agencies and discuss ways to grow cross-sector partnerships.
November 22, 2022
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A diesel pump is pictured in front of a Tooele County School District bus, which holds about a hundred gallons of fuel, at a state fueling center in Tooele, Utah, on Friday, March 18, 2022.
School transportation officials in some parts of the country have been on alert over concerns that spot fuel shortages could disrupt their operations.
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School & District Management Worries About Spot Fuel Shortages Keep Districts on Edge
High fuel prices and broader inflation are putting the squeeze on K-12 transportation—particularly in rural areas.
Mark Lieberman, November 4, 2022
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Teaching Opinion 3 Steps Teachers Can Take to Value Students’ Marginalized Identities
Lower-income students have strengths that often go unrecognized. Here’s how to structure lesson plans that capitalize on them.
David M. Silverman, August 17, 2022
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Teaching Some Students Are Routinely Denied Challenging Work. The Pandemic Made That Worse
An increase in the use of lower-level reading passages threatens to exacerbate academic gaps.
Sarah Schwartz, August 16, 2022
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Student Well-Being Free School Meal Waivers Are Ending Soon. What Educators Need to Know
The USDA waivers allowed all students to get free school meals and helped sustain cafeterias in the pandemic.
Libby Stanford, June 2, 2022
4 min read
Equity & Diversity Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Broadband Inclusivity?
Answer 7 questions to discover what you know about broadband inclusivity.
February 14, 2022
Helina Thorp, right, 14, expresses frustration while unsuccessfully trying to log in to her school distance-learning classes in Placerville, Calif., after Pacific Gas & Electric intentionally shut off power to prevent wildfires amid high winds in September 2020.
Helina Thorp, right, 14, expresses frustration while unsuccessfully trying to log in to her school distance-learning classes in Placerville, Calif., after Pacific Gas & Electric shut off power to prevent wildfires amid high winds in September 2020.
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School & District Management Vulnerable Students, Districts at Greater Risk as Natural Disasters Grow More Frequent
New federal research indicates the harm from fires and storms to school facilities, learning, and mental health is disproportionate.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 19, 2022
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Student Achievement Reports High-Achieving, Low-Income Graduates in a Pandemic: Results of a National Survey
The EdWeek Research Center surveyed high-achieving graduates to assess the pandemic’s impact on their lives. This report details findings.
December 29, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness From Our Research Center Class of COVID: 2021's Graduates Are Struggling More and Feeling the Stress
COVID-19 disrupted the class of 2020’s senior year. A year later, the transition to college has in some ways gotten worse.
Alex Harwin & Sarah D. Sparks, October 18, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness From Our Research Center Helping Students Plan How to Pay for College Is More Important Than Ever: Schools Can Help
Fewer and fewer high school graduates have applied for federal financial aid for college since the pandemic hit.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 18, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Louisiana Student Finds Stability Amid Tumultuous Freshman Year
Logan Balfantz arrived at the University of Notre Dame last fall considering himself one of the lucky graduates in 2020.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 18, 2021
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