Equity and Excellence in Maine Schools

Poverty and School Achievement

Supporting Students and Communities of High Poverty

Poverty and School AchievementView the full EEMS infographic on Poverty and School Achievement in Maine Schools here

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.

Below are local resources:

Programs in Maine

Policy Advocacy in Maine

Policy Advocacy for addressing Students in Poverty in Maine National Models

Research Reports

Percentage of Students Receiving Free or Reduced Lunch by County 2013