Series dives into connections between poverty and academic achievement

Series dives into connections between poverty and academic achievement
Series dives into connections between poverty and academic achievement

Series dives into connections between poverty and academic achievement

Poverty is deepening in Illinois schools. More than half of all public schoolchildren in the state are considered low-income. The number of low-income students in a school can have a tremendous impact on how that school scores on state standardized tests. That is very clear from a new analysis by WBEZ and Daily Herald. The paper is running a four-day series on Poverty and School Achievement. Melissa Silverberg is an education reporter at the paper. WBEZ’s Linda Lutton collaborated on the series. She’s been away this year on a Spencer Fellowship in Education Reporting—looking at precisely this topic. (Flickr/cogdogblog)