ASCD has just placed their new issue of Educational Leadership online. It’s theme is “Faces Of Poverty.” Here are the articles that I think are particularly useful and are not behind a paywall:

The Widening Income Achievement Gap is by Sean Reardon (you might remember that he wrote an excellent column in The New York Times last week on a similar topic). His EL piece provides some great data tracing the gap’s history, though I think he misses some important points in his suggested solutions. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Achievement Gap”

How Poverty Affects Classroom Engagement
is by Eric Jensen. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement.

Research Says / Teaching Self-Regulation Has Long-Term Benefits is by Bryan Goodwin and Kirsten Miller.

Art and Science of Teaching / Targets, Objectives, Standards: How Do They Fit? is by Robert Marzano.