Equity and Excellence in Maine Schools

Supporting Students and Communities of High Poverty

Addressing economic disparities is a great policy issue in our democracy. For schools and classrooms there is a need to help teachers and administrators understand the daily challenges of coping with poverty. Below are resources and successful models for working with individual students, addressing school wide policies, and building school and community partnerships to address students' needs as they impact student learning.

Percentage of Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunch by County 2013

Info graphic from Open Colleges on Achievement Gap comparisons internationally for socio economic divisions.