Big Benefits for Education: Combining Anti-Poverty Measures Like Public Assistance Programs with Schools

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 like SNAP (formerly Food Stamps).  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. Learn more in the Center for American Progress’ article. 10/01/2010