Education and Poverty, With Elaine Weiss

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Elaine Weiss, joins Mary E., to discuss the role that poverty plays in education. Elaine Weiss is the national coordinator for the Broader Bolder Approach to Education, where she works with a high-level Task Force and coalition partners to promote a comprehensive, evidence-based set of policies to allow all children to thrive. Recent reports from BBA include Market-Oriented Reforms’ Rhetoric Trump Reality, and Mismatches in Race to the Top Limit Educational Improvement. She came to BBA from the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she served as project manager for Pew's Partnership for America’s Economic Success campaign. In that capacity, she worked with researchers to assemble evidence on the economic benefits of early childhood investments, developed advocacy materials, and worked with state partners to engage business leaders to promote effective early childhood programs. Ms. Weiss is an attorney, a cum laude graduate of the Harvard Law School and received a Ph.D. in public policy from the George Washington University in August 2011.

Mary E. LaLuna, has Master degrees in Curriculum and  Instruction, as well as Education Leadership. Her background is working with underresourced students and literacy integration. 

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