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School break can be a crippling experience for young students living in poverty

School break can be a crippling experience for young students living in poverty
LA Johnson/NPR

LA Johnson/NPR

 

With 1 in 5 children in the U.S. living below the poverty line, heading back to school after break can reveal just how stressful home life really is for young students. In How To Help Kids In Poverty Adjust To The Stability Of School After Break, NPR blogger Meg Anderson writes that for those students, being away from school can be a crippling time of insecurity when it comes to food and shelter. By leveraging community resources available and training teachers on how to recognize these signs and where to direct students and families, we can help to create a better learning environment for students.

 

Read the NPR article > How To Help Kids In Poverty Adjust To The Stability Of School After Break

 


 

Roman J. Salamon is Director of Communication and Marketing at United Way of Rock River Valley

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