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News and Opinion Aug 12, 2013

Tom Vander Ark’s blog in Education Week

Education Week

Here is an excerpt from Tom Vander Ark’s blog on Education Week:

Students that grow up in poverty “bring adverse childhood experiences into schools in the form of traumatic stress,” which “can cause children to be tuned out, preoccupied, impulsive, unable to concentrate, distrustful, and nervous.” That’s not news to urban teachers but it is relatively new to scientific literature as chronicled in a recent lit review by Turnaround for Children, a NYC nonprofit focused on addressing the root problems faced by struggling schools.

To read the complete blog click here:

Fortified Environments Can Turnaround the Adverse Impacts of Poverty