title: An Interview with Ruby Payne: About Teaching Children in Poverty - An Authoritative News Source for Elementary School, High School, and Higher Education News and Education Articles
description: Michael F. Shaughnessy Ruby K. Payne is the author of "Hidden Rules of Class at Work"," A Framework for Understanding Poverty" (which has sold more than 500,000 copies) and she has written and co-authored a dozen books surrounding issues of poverty i
description: aha! Process and Ruby Payne provide professional development and consulting for teachers, schools, and communities. We provide a research-based school improvement model and the Bridges sustainable community model. From teaching under-resourced learners, preventing dropouts, learning strategies, and raising student achievement, to improvement models for businesses, hospitals, law enforcement, and social services, we build improvement through our distinguishing characteristic of understanding social and economic class.