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
- Programs to address Child Hunger from Good Shepherd Food Bank
- New Beginnings Serving Homeless and Runaway Youth
Policy Advocacy for Addressing Students in Poverty in Maine (National Models)
- Collective Impact project in Maine using the STRIVE network framework – Westbrook Children’s Project
- Paul Gorski article – Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty
- 2014 report from Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation (CEPARE): The Relationships Between School Poverty and Student Achievement in Maine