Campaign aimed at addressing the needs of impoverished students

04/28/2013 | Education Week

A group of education scholars is launching a national campaign calling on policymakers to work toward closing the achievement gap by addressing through school-funding formulas the overall needs of children living in poverty. The scholars, who wrote the book "Closing the Opportunity Gap," suggest expanding preschool opportunities for all children and addressing health care, such as dental and mental-health services, through schools.

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