"We cannot change where our students come from, but we can change where they go."
The rise in poverty across the state and county is reflected in a persistent achievement gap for our economically disadvantaged students. The Instructional Support Staff at CiTi supports a major regional initiative to inform and assist CNY school district staff & teams in understanding the effects of poverty on brain development, social skills & strategies, cognition and learning. Most school districts have a good grasp on their free and reduced lunch rate percentages, but beyond that, very few districts have systematically implemented the actions necessary to level the playing field between non-economically disadvantaged students and those who are economically disadvantaged.
The ISS Team offers two key components in support of this initiative:
Please contact us to schedule a simulation and training for your staff.