Federal data reveal that children from low-income families now are the majority in U.S. public schools, with about half of children in 21 states meeting requirements for free and reduced-price lunch (a common measurement of poverty). Inequality is on the rise, and children are suffering.
Our definition of success must aim beyond test scores, with metrics and measurements that support a child’s academic, physical, and social-emotional development. We must lift students up academically while also giving them skills to make their communities healthier and more equitable. Here’s what that could look like: http://www.creativechange.net/track-record/case_studies/K12
This blog post was made in response to this Washington Post article, Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty