Inspiring MUST READ! Students will achieve when the communities they live in are healthy and thriving. Here’s a pilot project in MacDowell Co., WVA where businesses, the AFT, and community-based groups are all collaborating to ensure the next generation of schoolkids flourishes in the region’s public schools. Poverty will not be a permanent barrier if the everyone puts their shoulder to the wheel.
Reconnecting McDowell: A New Paradigm For Education Reform
The American Federation of Teachers and forty business and community groups come together to support students who attend schools in rural high-poverty areas, like McDowell County, West Virginia. This is a vision of transformational public education where the whole child — no matter how hungry, homel…