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Teachers Make Addressing Student Poverty a Priority

Connecticut's 2015 Teacher of the Year and East Hartford educator Cara Quinn told CEA RA delegates

Connecticut’s 2015 Teacher of the Year and East Hartford educator Cara Quinn told CEA RA delegates, “Unless we address the root causes of poverty, the most well-intentioned reform efforts will fall short.”

Family stress and poverty rank highest as barriers to students’ academic success according to a new survey of the 2015 State Teachers of the Year — and Connecticut educators agree. After listening to Connecticut’s Teacher of the Year Cara Quinn give a compelling speech about poverty’s effect on her East Hartford students, CEA member delegates to the Representative Assembly last weekend unanimously passed a New Business item to investigate the impact poverty has on student learning.

The New Business item states: Read more