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Connections: How poverty impacts educational outcomes

Apr 10, 2017

How does poverty impact a child's chances of being a successful student? What are our assumptions about poverty? Those are just some of the questions at the heart of a new conference called The Many Faces of Poverty. It's being led by, among others, the College at Brockport’s Institute for Poverty Studies and Economic Development. Our guests:

  • Celia Watt, director of the Institute for Poverty Studies and Economic Development
  • LaShunda Leslie-Smith, executive director of Connected Communities, Inc.
  • Lisa Robusto-Mack, events coordinator for The College at Brockport
  • Lesli Myers, superintendent of Brockport Central Schools