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Penn Brief on PA School Funding Policy: Three Things You Need to Know

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/march/penn-brief-pa-school-funding-policy-three-things-you-need-know Mar 27, 2015 03:33 pm | Waslala Miranda Last November, the University of Pennsylvania’s Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) released a policy brief on how money matters in school funding, especially in large, urban school … Continue reading

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Majority of U.S. Public School Students Are in Poverty

Posted at http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/majority-of-us-public-school-students-are-in-poverty/2015/01/15/df7171d0-9ce9-11e4-a7ee-526210d665b4_story.html The Washington Post, January 16, 2015 According to a recent report from the Southern Education Foundation, 51 percent of public school students were eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch in the 2012-2013 school year. The highest … Continue reading

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Why Some Poor Students Aren’t Graduating College

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/april/why-some-poor-students-arent-graduating-college Apr 25, 2013 04:44 pm | Jamar Thrasher Despite being heralded as a great equalizer, education can widen the socioeconomic gap between affluent and poor college students. Previously, I blogged about the trend of top-achieving low-income high … Continue reading

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Comcast Offers Low Cost Internet for Low Income Students

From the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (http://www.thecaap.org):   Comcast is unveiling a new product aimed at assisting low-income students and families gain access to the Internet.   Internet Essentials is open to families that have at least one child … Continue reading

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