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Posts tagged
'Arkansas child poverty rate'

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How should Arkansas schools spend billions in federal relief money? A teacher of the year has ideas.

The billions coming to Arkansas schools should go for arts education, cultural enrichment, teachers' health and a boost in parental involvement, award-winning Little Rock Central High teacher Stacey McAdoo says. And we should make sure minority-owned businesses get a fair share of the contracts.
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What Johnny Key won't tell you: The truth about teachers and D and F schools. Demographics are destiny.

What Johnny Key's desire to fire Little Rock School District teachers ignore — the pattern of school "success" tracks race and poverty. The problem isn't an inability to fire teachers (which already exists).
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In the news: No country for the poor or immigrant

In the news today: It isn't easy being poor or an undocumented immigrant.

Johnny Key discovers poverty could affect school performance. Do only charter schools get a pass?

Eureka! A Walton school choice agenda acolyte, state Education Commissioner Johnny Key, has discovered that some things like poverty should be taken into account in judging whether a school is failing or not. At least he believes it for charter schools.
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Arkansas ranks near the bottom on many poverty metrics, new report finds

A new report from the Center for American Progress analyzes states' efforts to reduce poverty. The report tracks 15 indicators that address poverty, such as income inequality and affordable housing. It will come as no surprise that Arkansas fairs poorly on many of the report's metrics.

The rich get richer UPDATE

Census data shows the gap between the income of rich and poor is wider than it has ever been.
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