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ESEA Reauthorization Should Focus on Alleviating the Effects of Poverty on Educational Achievement


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ESEA Reauthorization Should Focus on Alleviating the Effects of Poverty on Educational Achievement

Economic Policy Institute

WASHINGTON - In a statement released today, the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education (BBA) urged Congress to make comprehensive supports for disadvantaged students the highest priority when reauthori

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  1. Make sure all students in all grades are fed nutritious food. For many students unfortunately, school breakfast and lunch are about all the food they get. The Greeks were right about a sound mind in a sound body. Nutrition and exercise are about equally important in developing a sound body to house the mind.
  2. If schools can possibly some middle class bright students mixed in with the poverty stricken students, it will be a big help for both the bright students and the poverty-stricken students, if teachers are encouraged to recruit the bright students as both peer tutors and junior teachers’ aids–to help teach the poverty-stricken students.