Three Common Factors in High-Poverty, High-Performing Schools
ASCD authors William Parrett and Kathleen Budge frame some of the factors found in high-performing, high-poverty schools. In these schools, community members are engaged in shifting the culture to one of possibility by acknowledging positive change, teachers are making instructional adjustments to meet the challenges of complex texts, and all are focused on relationship building that pushes the community to higher expectations. Learn more with ASCD Express.
Source: From "Faces of Poverty," 2013, Educational Leadership Preview, 70(8). Copyright 2013 by ASCD.
Parrett and Budge further discuss the effects of poverty on students on the May 2013 Whole Child Podcast and in a session for the 2013 ASCD Whole Child Virtual Conference. Listen to the podcast episode and view the archived conference presentation.