Columbia Public Schools Teachers Reflect on Growing Poverty Rate

GK-12 mentor shares empathy for his students.  Muhammad Bilal, Fourth Grade Teacher at Benton Elementary, the Columbia Public School Districts new STEM magnet school reflects on challenges of living in poverty for students in his classroom.  Benton is a GK-12 partner school, where 91% of students live in poverty.  Bilal, mentor to GK-12 Fellow, Clayton Coffman, describes how empathy and high expectations help him motivate his students.

Read more in the Columbia Missourian.