Opening this fall, a Niagara-area school will only admit low-income students whose parents don’t have a college or university education. Students from low-income homes often struggle in school and drop out in higher numbers, and closing that achievement gap is now a major focus for educators.
The school will provide nutrition programs, tutoring, mentoring, and the involvement of parents. The hope is that without social and physical stresses, kids can focus on education.
It will be interesting to follow this experiment.