Thursday / August 11

Poverty is complicated. It is a compilation of many issues, many of which have broad-reaching impact. Perhaps most critical for our education system is that research finds that many of the risk factors associated with low socioeconomic status (SES) impede brain development and functioning. And in cases of generational poverty, the impact is even greater.   One of the most consistent findings is that

Grit, resilience, persistence, stick-to-it-iveness, or character. It does not matter what you call it, but it matters. Kids with resilience are the ones who can calm themselves down when they are upset. They don’t need immediate gratification; instead they have learned to wait. Kids with resilience are