Archive for the Child Poverty Category

From Trauma to Resilience — Traveling Lightly into High Poverty Schools

From Trauma to Resilience — Traveling Lightly into High Poverty Schools

Contributed by AOC Leadership Team Member, Donald Cowles – Leader at Richmond Hill and Micah Initiative; Member, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Richmond This year, in Richmond, VA, science is catching up to Jesus’ 2,000-year-old teachings! Volunteers in Richmond Public Schools are being trained to understand trauma and

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Bear one another’s burdens…

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 Stand with Detroit Public Schools As AOC prepares to be immersed in Trinity Institute 2016: Listen for Change – Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice, happening this weekend, we are holding the Detroit Public Schools

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Quality Counts 2016: EdWeek’s State Report Cards Map

Quality Counts 2016: EdWeek's State Report Cards Map

Every year Education Week publishes Quality Counts a report card of how well – or poorly – the nation’s 50 states educate their K-12 students. The map they publish shows in stark detail that American students have vastly different prospects for successful life outcomes, depending on where they are

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A Trifecta of Need – Part 1: Housing Segregation

A Trifecta of Need - Part 1: Housing Segregation

This is the first of a three post series inspired by a speech by Mike Sabin, principal of the McCormack Middle School in Boston by AOC Director, Lallie Lloyd. Not long ago I attended a fundraiser for the the Trinity Boston Foundation (a subsidiary of Trinity Church

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When will a child’s zipcode become irrelevant?

When will a child's zipcode become irrelevant?

We here at AOC know that zipcode is (unfortunately) a huge indicator as to the quality of life and education for children and families in the US. This week we heard a segment on NPR about a recent study about how where kids grow up affect their

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Seperate and Unequal: Why Poor Districts Need More Funding

Seperate and Unequal: Why Poor Districts Need More Funding

Do rich districts in your state get more money per pupil than poor ones? A recent article in the Washington Post says in 23 states the answer to that question is Yes. In 23 states, per pupil local and state education spending is higher in rich school

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The Loneliness of Poverty

The Loneliness of Poverty

One of the many ways I was privileged in childhood (though, I didn’t know it then) was with a richness of role models who supported and, later, challenged me. There was Mrs. McFeely who monitored our elementary playground every school day for years and had a silver

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