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Learners Living in Poverty


"Savage Unrealities: Uncovering Classism in Ruby Payne's Framework" (PDF) by Paul C. Gorski, Hamline University.

"Understanding and Working with Children and Adults in Poverty" (PDF) by Ruby K. Payne, author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty.

Websites - A website devoted to educating professionals and community leaders about the effects of class and poverty on our society.

Effects of Poverty on Teaching and Learning - Includes challenges that arise in teaching children of poverty and implications of brain-based research for curriculum reform and adaptation.

How Understanding Poverty can Help Low-Income Children Learn - Includes tips for making lessons relevant to students from all social classes.

National Center for Children in Poverty - Public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. Find fact sheets, state data, and issue briefs.


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