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Rise Up to End Child Poverty for All

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In 2018, we live in a country where across 32 states, our African-American and Hispanic children are living in poverty at a rate at least twice as high as their white peers. In some states, this rate increases to four or five times as high. This kind of inequality is so hard to process that we can only ask, how did this happen?

Academic Parent Teacher Teams

APTT Interview

In this Interview, Dr. Maria Paredes and Kari Pryor discuss Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT), a model of family engagement that is research based and aligns grade-level learning concepts, student performance data, and family-teacher communication and collaboration. Dr. Paredes is a Senior Engagement Manager at WestEd and leads Family Community Engagement and APTT. Pryor is an Professional Learning Coordinator at Carson City School District, in Carson City, Nevada.