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March 18, 2014

Proposal Would Require Free Meals for Poor D.C. Students on Snow Days

Under the proposal, community recreation centers would serve as distribution points for free meals on district snow days.

February 14, 2014

New Maine Law Will Encourage High-Poverty Schools to Serve Summer Meals

The law will require many districts to provide federally funded meals during their summer programs. It includes an opt-out provision.

February 04, 2014

Congress Approves Farm Bill

The nearly $1 trillion bill includes several school nutrition pilot and grant programs.

November 20, 2013

N.Y.C.'s Efforts to Reduce Absences Also Boosted Grades, Study Finds

A new study by the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University school of education found getting New York City's chronically absent students back in the classroom helped boost their academic achievement.

October 02, 2013

What's Actually Happening With Food Stamps During the Shutdown

No matter how long the government lasts, it's already raising stress levels for low-income families that might be scraping for food by the end of the month.

September 20, 2013

House Votes to Cut Food Stamps by $4 Billion Annually

The bill would not, at least in theory, affect households with children, but would grant certain benefits to schools.

June 24, 2013

U.S. Children Better, Worse Off as Economy Recovers, Report Finds

More U.S. children were living in poverty in 2011 than 2005, and more children were living in homes where parents don't have full-time jobs.

April 10, 2013

Blood Lead Levels High in More Than Half Million U.S. Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are about 535,000 children ages 1 to 5 nationwide who have elevated blood levels, which can have an effect on academic achievement.

April 08, 2013

Strict Rules for School Meals Could Cut Obesity in Low-Income Students

Researchers found that a smaller share of students who received free or reduced-price lunches that had to meet higher nutritional standards were overweight than among students who did not eat school lunches.

March 29, 2013

Parents' Unemployment Affects Students at Home, School

One of the earliest effects of a parent's job loss is that children's performance at school declines.

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