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Blazer, Christie – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2009
There is a strong relationship between students' socioeconomic status and their levels of academic achievement. Although educators should be held accountable for improving the performance of all students, including those living in poverty, schools alone can't eliminate the negative factors associated with poverty that lead to a large achievement…
Descriptors: Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences, Academic Achievement, Correlation
Arteaga, Irma; Heflin, Colleen; Gable, Sara – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2012
This paper exploits a source of variation in the eligibility for federal nutrition programs to identify the program effects on food insecurity. Children are eligible for the WIC [Women, Infants and Children] program until the day before they turn 61 months old. The result is an age discontinuity in program participation at the 61-month cutoff.…
Descriptors: Hunger, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Eligibility