These strategies, training resources, and more help improve the performance of students of low socioeconomic status by preventing their misidentification as learning disabled and supporting school-readiness skills.

How Strong School-Business Relationships Can Benefit Low SES Students

How strong school-business relationships can benefit low SES students

Through conversations with local business leaders, we've learned that one byproduct of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is the negative message delivered to the business sector that public education, as a system, is failing. While not necessarily a new complaint, since the advent of NCLB publicity, it's not uncommon for us to hear business people say, “Kids today are coming out of school without the skills to do the job!” While NCLB reports of failing schools have added fuel to the complaints voiced by business people, we strongly believe that NCLB might be one of the important reasons why students are not developing the higher-level thinking ...

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