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Political, Nonprofit, And Business Leaders Discuss Early Childhood Development At IEI Forum

For Heather Bain, the phrases “whole child” and “skills gap” are more than education policy jargon. As a coach for students in transition — between the courts, home life, health care, and school system — Bain sees firsthand how poverty, substance abuse, and incarceration affects students’ lives, educational experiences, and opportunities after school. “My role is really to bring the community into the school to just help the kids succeed,” said Bain, who works at Lincolnton alternative school Asbury Academy.

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Liz Bell | EdNC