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Children In Poverty

Family, social problems stall learning

Family, social problems stall learning

The number of children in Northwest Indiana from low-income families and eligible for free or reduced-price lunch has climbed in the region and across the state, as school districts face tighter budgets and reduced state funding. That problem is compounded for students in urban districts.

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Helping students in poverty feel hope, stay motivated

Helping students in poverty feel hope, stay motivated

Educators know there is a correlation between students growing up in poverty and lower levels of achievement. Trying to disconnect that link is the key challenge they face, they said.

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Families in poverty strive to move forward

Families in poverty strive to move forward

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the U.S. finds itself still grappling with homelessness, mental illness, joblessness, urban blight and other persistent issues connected with being impoverished, unemployed, uneducated or otherwise unable to find opportunity. 

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