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Reducing Student Poverty in the Classroom 

Communities across the country are finding that pairing antipoverty strategies with schools result in positive student outcomes as well as improve the delivery of public benefits. Although these are not traditional relationships, schools can play a pivotal role in providing the important economic services that stabilize families—services that can also eliminate some the challenges that undermine student
academic achievement.

This Center for American Progress report presents examples of successful antipoverty strategies in schools across the county and urges policymakers to realize the positive impact that school-based antipoverty programs could have on the education and well being of low-income children across the United States.