Contact Mike Myslinski at 408-921-5769 (cell) or email@example.com.
BURLINGAME – With recent U.S. Census data revealing one in four California students – about 2.2 million – is living in poverty, CTA’s latest California Educator magazine explores poverty’s effects on student achievement and shines a light on what some educators are doing to help students overcome these challenges.
Poverty clearly affects our classrooms: A new study by the Stanford University Center for Education Policy Analysis shows the achievement gap between children from high- and low-income families is far higher than the achievement gap between black and white students.
Read the full report in the November issue of the California Educator magazine online here.
Learn more about the role poverty is playing in student achievement and some programs that are trying to reverse the effects. The CTA articles include:
Orange County may be famous for Disneyland, beaches and mansions, but it’s shocking to see the impoverished conditions many students live in
. Many families are living in one room or shared apartments. Educators in Anaheim are reaching out to parents to share ways they can support learning in the midst of stressful living situations.
Despite state cuts, the Even Start Preschool
in La Puente in Los Angeles County is helping children from low-income families catch up with their more affluent peers.
from UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education and Access shows California’s low-income students suffer more from education cuts than affluent students.
Read our exclusive interview
with education expert Diane Ravitch, who shares her views on the impact poverty has on education.
To learn more about this issue or to be connected with educators from the programs highlighted in this edition of the California Educator, contact Mike Myslinski at 408-921-5769 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 325,000-member CTA is affiliated with the 3.2 million-member National Education Association.