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Better Algebra for All is Now Available!

August 29, 2014 Published by

BAP, FOIL, SOHCOHTOA, Next Door Neighbor Fractions and many more helpful hints to encourage students to remember the rules of mathematics. These mental models are a few of the ways students remember mathematics strategies. In the book Better Algebra For All, teachers and students are presented with examples of mental... View Article

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Bridges Out Of Poverty in Mississippi Educates the Community

August 21, 2014 Published by

A Bridges Out Of Poverty program in Mississippi is working hard with people there to escape generational poverty. The program operates in eastern Mississippi’s Golden Triangle, a group of three cities encompassing 27 census zones, 20 of which have high rates of poverty. Local financial planner Lynn Phillips-Gaines started the... View Article

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Ruby Payne Wins Golden Lamp Professional Development Award

August 12, 2014 Published by

The Golden Lamp Professional Development Award is the highest honor in educational books and materials, and it was recently awarded to Ruby Payne’s book A Framework For Understanding Poverty: A Cognitive Approach, 5th Edition. Ruby Payne was grateful for this honor from the American Association of Publishers in the category of Professional... View Article

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Ruby Payne Book Helps DC Families Out Of Poverty

August 10, 2014 Published by

Faith congregations all around Washington, DC are helping individual families pave paths out of poverty, with the help of Ruby Payne’s ideas and training. Using her book “A Framework For Understanding Poverty,” city officials are training churches, synagogues, and mosques on the hidden rules of social class so that they... View Article

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Theory of Change

August 7, 2014 Published by

“12 Thinking Tools for Bridges Out of Poverty Communities” by Philip DeVol is being presented in 12 separate blogs. The paper is for people who are already using Bridges concepts and want to deepen the work of their community collaboratives. Poverty is becoming increasing complex, requiring not only a new... View Article

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Montana Community Hosts Bridges Out Of Poverty Workshops

August 7, 2014 Published by

A recent Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop in north-central Havre, Montana taught attendees about causes, customs, and approaches to poverty. The two-day workshop was directed by Bridges Out Of Poverty co-author Terie Dreussi-Smith, who presents close to 100 of these workshops per year. The program was paid for by a grant... View Article

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Bridges Out Of Povery Comes to Impoverished Virginia Town

August 1, 2014 Published by

Over a quarter of Lynchburg, Virginia’s population lives in poverty, which is why they are starting a local Bridges Out Of Poverty program. They chose Bridges Out Of Poverty because of the work it’s done all over the nation and the holistic approach that it offers, which few other programs... View Article

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Bridges & Getting Ahead Initiatives at Upper Valley Haven (VT)

August 1, 2014 Published by

In this blog entry, Renee Weeks, Director of Shelter & Clinical Services at Upper Valley Haven (VT), shares detailed results of her organization’s Bridges and Getting Ahead initiatives circa May 2014. The Upper Valley community straddles the Connecticut River in northern New England, encompassing approximately 45 small towns in Vermont... View Article

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Bridges Out Of Poverty Program at Oklahoma Churches

July 30, 2014 Published by

Three churches in Claremore, Oklahoma have teamed up to host a Bridges Out Of Poverty program called Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World. The program will be held once a week for 16 weeks, and its fifteen slots are filled by people living in poverty and ready to... View Article