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July 27, 2016

ESSA Expands Schools' Obligations to Homeless Students, New Guidance Says

Schools must work to adequately identify and support homeless students under the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education said in guidance issued Wednesday.

July 18, 2016

A Growth Mindset May Counteract Effects of Poverty on Achievement, Study Says

A growth mindset may buffer students from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, Stanford researchers concluded after studying test scores and survey results for 168,000 Chilean students.

June 21, 2016

Teenagers' Health, Educational Outcomes Improving, Report Finds

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.

June 13, 2016

Renewed Focus Needed to Help Homeless Students Stay in School, Study Argues

Disconnections make it tough for homeless students to stay in school, says a new study, which also details the new requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act that bolster resources for their support.

June 10, 2016

Chronic Absenteeism: New Data Paints Clearest Picture Yet of 'Crisis,' Feds Say

A new, first-of-its-kind trove of federal data on chronic absenteeism shows the depth of what officials and advocates have labeled a crisis. Here are some of the most striking facts.

January 25, 2016

Closed for Snow, D.C. Schools Offer Free Meals to Students and Families

Closed for blizzard recovery, Washington, D.C., schools are offering free breakfasts and lunches to students and their families.

January 15, 2016

Federal Officials Urge Collaboration Between Schools, Health Care Providers

Schools should work to assess and meet the health needs of their students, and they should collaborate with healthcare providers to strengthen their efforts, says a letter sent today by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.

October 26, 2015

USDA Sees 20 Percent Increase in Schools Offering Free Meals to All Students

The number of schools offering free meals to all students through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's community eligibility provision jumped 20 percent this year, the second year the option has been available nationwide.

September 22, 2015

'Concentrated Disadvantage' Drives Chicago Discipline Disparities, Study Says

Controlling for race, gender, and other factors, Chicago students are more likely to be suspended if they attend schools with high rates of poverty, a new study finds.

July 07, 2015

Three Ways the Feds Hope to Boost Participation in Summer Meal Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to see 200 million meals served at participating summer meals sites this year, an increase of 13 million from last year's total.

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