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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.

Programs in Maine

Policy Advocacy for Addressing Students in Poverty in Maine (National Models)

Research Reports

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