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ERIC Number: EJ945719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-5851
Schools to the Rescue: Educators Are Finding Ways to Make the Lives of Poor Students and Their Families Better Every Day
Cleaver, Samantha
Instructor, v120 n6 p43-45, 47 Sum 2011
For many schools, the most pressing concern is helping families meet basic needs. Between 2007 and 2009, according to the Brookings Institution, the number of people who live in poverty increased by 4.9 million. Brookings reported that between 1999 and 2009, two thirds of the increase in poverty occurred in the suburbs. With poverty and social issues on the rise, schools are stepping in to act as health clinics, parent education centers, greenmarkets, and more. Some schools are even feeding kids three meals a day. The author discusses how schools are doing it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma