Extra attention at school helps combat economic reality, educators say




As area families’ incomes have dropped over the years, school officials worried children from those families would start to struggle with schoolwork.

Typically, when a family’s income falls, so do a student’s grades and test scores. This has nothing to do with the student’s intelligence — but if parents are working odd hours or multiple jobs to pay their bills, they don’t always have time to work with their children on homework, according to Cameron Rains, Clark-Pleasant director of curriculum and instruction.

Parents who struggle to pay their bills also don’t usually have money to pay for tutors or educational programs outside of class, school officials have said.

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