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Schools Disrupting Poverty

SCHOOLS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA are disrupting the adverse effects of poverty and supporting students in ways that enable them to succeed in school and in life.

Authors, William Parrett and Kathleen Budge show you how your school can achieve similar results. Expanding on their original framework’s still-critical concepts of actions and school culture, they incorporate new insights for addressing equity, trauma, and social-emotional learning. These fresh perspectives combine with lessons learned from 12 additional high-poverty, high-performing schools to form the updated and enhanced Framework for Collective Action.

Meet the Authors

William H. Parrett

William H. Parrett

WILLIAM H. PARRETT has worked to improve the educational achievement of all children and youth, particularly those less advantaged. These efforts have positively affected the lives of thousands of young people, many of whom live in poverty.

Kathleen Budge

Kathleen Budge

KATHLEEN M. BUDGE brings a blend of 26 years of practical experience as a teacher and administrator combined with more than a decade of work dedicated to bridging the gap between the university and the teaching profession.

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Reimagining & Reopening More Equitable Schools

Learning from High-Performing, High-Poverty Schools: Planning Guidance for Administrators, Leadership Teams, and Teacher Leaders

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