The Joplin R-8 School District has placed a major emphasis on teaching children who come from poverty. All teachers are being required to attend seminars on economic diversity.
The seminars are based on the teachings of Texas educator Ruby Payne, and according to today's Washington Post, Ms. Payne's seminars are also being used to address poverty in our nation's capital.
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