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Over 12 million American kids live in poverty. That’s 17 percent, or around one out of every six kids. Statistically speaking, there’s a high probability that some of your students are experiencing significant economic hardship. Check out this article describing new research about effective instruction that cuts through economic and educational inequality!

“Poverty yanks kids off the track: Studies suggest that it places children in a prolonged state of catch-up when it comes to foundational skills like literacy and language development, chasing after their more affluent peers. They may have limited or no access to basic human necessities like food and clean water, fixed housing, hygiene, and consistent uninterrupted sleep—conditions that impact their physical and cognitive development and abilities, their mental health, and their internal motivation to succeed in school…”read the rest of this transformative article at Edutopia.