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Poor Excuse—Let's get real about poverty in Alberta

October 10, 2017


Let's get real about poverty in Alberta

During the 2017/18 school year, prompted by a recommendation from the Well-Being of Children and Youth Committee, the Alberta Teachers’ Association has made it a priority to raise awareness of the issue of child poverty in the province and its impact on student learning.

The collection of material on these two pages is meant to be the start of a conversation. We welcome your stories about the effects of child poverty that you witness in your schools and classrooms, the solutions you see being implemented and your thoughts on what more can be done.
Jonathan Teghtmeyer
ATA News Editor-in-Chief
Cory Hare
ATA News Managing Editor

New campaign raise awareness of ongoing problem

From the field

Province plans to double funding for school nutrition

Community partnerships keep at-risk kids fed

Oct. 17 is the
United Nations’
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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