Sample Description The survey respondents represent a diverse cross-section of the education sector. Geograph- ically, the sample was distributed across the country and between urban, suburban, and rural schools (see Figure 1). Exactly half the respondent pool (50%) reported working in a Title 1 school, where at least 40% of the student population are from low-income households.
FIGURE 1: Percent of Sample by Region and Urbanicity
Urban Suburban Rural
Northeast South Midwest West
Of the 500 educators, our sample was heavily weighted towards teachers (73%), with fewer responses from classroom aides, specialists, administrative staff, and counselors/social workers (see Figure 2). More than half the respondents (55%) served elementary level students (see Figure 2), and the majority (64%) were based in traditional public schools (see Figure 3).
FIGURE 2: Percent of Sample by Role and Grade Band School Role
Classroom aide Education specialist
School-based administrative staff
Counselor/ social worker
* Participants selected all grade bands that apply, causing the total to exceed 100%.
FIGURE 3: Percent of Sample by Type of School
Traditional public Charter Public full-service community school
A Public full-service community school is a public school that works with partners to provide a coordinated and integrated set of comprehensive services.
Growing Up & Out of Poverty
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