Education professor says kids' basic needs must be met before they can learn

Education professor says kids' basic needs must be met before they can learn

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Sunday, October 21, 2012
Samuel Jedo, an Edmunds Elementary first-grader in Des Moines, picks up food to take home after school. / Rodney White/The Register

Ann Santos, a University of Iowa College of Education clinical assistant professor practicum coordinator, says children who are hungry or who lack nutritious food will most likely struggle to improve in the classroom until their basic needs are met.

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