Presented by Education Writers Association

EWA Radio: Considering Concentrated Poverty in K-12 Funding

Mar 6, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Research shows a relationship between student poverty and achievement. Many state funding formulas allocate additional dollars for low-income students to level the playing field. But fewer account for concentrated poverty in communities, despite the additional challenges faced by schools serving large shares of economically disadvantaged students. Experts will discuss the impact of concentrated poverty on students, how more resources can be directed to high-poverty schools and other strategies to address these disparities and improve resource equity.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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John Affeldt

Public Advocates

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Amber Arellano

The Education Trust-Midwest

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Emily Richmond

Education Writers Association

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Ericka Weathers

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education