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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

20%

25%

36%

Urban Suburban Rural

Northeast South Midwest West

42%

21%

33%

23%

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

Grade Band*

Classroom Teacher

Classroom aide Education specialist

School-based administrative staff

Counselor/ social worker

Elementary

Middle

High

73%

5%

12%

9%

2%

55%

28%

29%

* Participants selected all grade bands that apply, causing the total to exceed 100%.

FIGURE 3: Percent of Sample by Type of School

30%

Traditional public Charter Public full-service community school

64%

6%

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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