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Poverty imposes social, cognitive, health-related, and stress-related challenges on students every day, and all these factors affect students’ ability to learn.
Educators can help improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students by creating healthy environments, supportive schools, and targeted instruction.
ASCD’s 50-state Whole Child snapshots feature data that provide a more comprehensive picture of child performance and well-being.
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