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ERIC Number: ED533113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Growing Proportion of Children in Poverty Means More Education Challenges. "Fact Book" Bulletin
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
New data show that a larger percentage of children in SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) states continue to live in poverty than in other regions of the country: 26 percent in 2010. That's 7.1 million children and 44 percent of all children in poverty in the nation. The increase in children living in poverty in SREB states from 2005 to 2010 totaled 1.1 million--nearly equaling the entire increase in the rest of the country. Research on children from low-income families shows that, on average, they graduate from high school, continue to college and complete bachelor's degrees at much lower rates than children from more affluent families. Children from poverty-level families have even lower rates. As poverty levels grow, almost all SREB states face greater challenges in achieving the education improvement and college attainment goals that will ensure the region's continued social and economic vitality. [This paper updates the following report: "Fact Book on Higher Education: U.S. Regions and 50 States in Perspective" (ED528731).]
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board