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National Education Association, 2019
Poverty and trauma impact student brain development, health, and behavior. The stressors of poverty (lack of nutritious food, unstable housing, etc.) and traumatic events can put students in a "fight" or "flight" mode. Operating from such places prevents students from accessing higher-order thinking and negatively impacts…
Descriptors: Poverty, Trauma, Educational Strategies, Teacher Student Relationship
Lara, Julia; Noble, Kenneth; Pelika, Stacey; Coons, Andy – National Education Association, 2018
Educators and policymakers have become increasingly concerned about the issue of student absenteeism in general and, in particular, chronic absenteeism. This is because chronic absenteeism can have lasting effects on students' economic and social development. Children who are chronically absent have lower levels of school readiness upon entering…
Descriptors: Attendance, At Risk Students, Minority Group Students, Students with Disabilities
Tuck, Kathy D.; Holmes, Dwight R. – National Education Association, 2016
This study analyzes data collected between 2000 and 2013 from the annual National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey; the NCES Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS); and the U.S. Census Bureau Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Survey (SAIPE). The findings…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Media Specialists, Learning Resources Centers, School Libraries
Tuck, Kathy D.; Holmes, Dwight R. – National Education Association, 2016
At the request of New Business Item: 89 (NBI: 89) adopted at the 2015 NEA Representative Assembly, this study examines the extent to which students have access to public school library/media centers with qualified staff and up-to-date resources. The study explores trends in library/media center openings and closings as well as staffing patterns…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Media Specialists, Learning Resources Centers, School Libraries
Izard, Ernest – National Education Association, 2016
This handbook was created to provide National Education Association (NEA) member educators with a research-based description of the impact of poverty on teaching and learning. It is important to understand poverty's impact on children's educational success, along with strategies for overcoming the impact of poverty on the brain and learning. The…
Descriptors: Poverty, Trauma, At Risk Students, Student Needs
National Education Association, 2016
This paper examines poverty's impact on student physical health, socioemotional health, and the brain. Further, although children spend only 20 percent of their time in school, this paper examines the school's role in student development, as well as proposes effective policies and programs that go beyond the classroom.
Descriptors: Poverty, Low Income Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Family Environment