Reducing Student Poverty in the Classroom

Poverty in the classroom continues to be on our mind as we have completed our Kitchen Table dialogue on K-12 education.  Schools are ideal locations for social programs because they have unparalleled access to poor students and their families—they are located in the neighborhoods in which families live, are recognized and familiar community institutions, and have established relationships with low-income students and their families.  For more on this subject and policy recommendations on how the federal government can collaborate with schools to combat poverty in the classroom, check out the Center for American Progress’ report on Reducing Student Poverty in the Classroom.