Overcoming barriers

Students deal with numerous issues outside of the classroom that affect their academic performance. Regularly dealing with societal issues such as poverty, homelessness, hunger, bullying, suicide and drug use may prevent a child from learning to his or her full potential. Barriers to student achievement may exist in a child’s school and within the home. Many of these problems can be addressed with awareness and action, parental involvement or community support.The resources on these pages are intended to assist districts in helping their students.

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