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Resource ID: #17072
Subject: Schools
Source: Education Week
Date: Dec. 13, 2000


Education Week tells the story of the Wolfe County School System. Wolfe County, located in eastern Kentucky, is one of the poorest counties in the United States -- 40 percetn of its residents live bellow the federal poverty line. Efforts have been made to improve Wolfe County (President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty was, in part, directed at the county), however little has changed. Today, residents believe a solid education for the region's young people will help the younger generation finally break free from poverty. Education Week examines evidence from other, similar districts that seems to indicate that the residents of Wolfe Country have to reasons to be hopeful.

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