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August 28, 2017

Americans Want Schools to Help Poor Students With Things Like Health Care, Poll Finds

Schools should provide services like after-school programs, mental health supports, and health services for students who don't have access to them elsewhere, a majority of respondents to a national poll said.

August 15, 2017

#FeedingOurStudents: Teachers Share How They Are Helping Fight Student Hunger

A recent survey showed that it's not uncommon for teachers to spend an average of $300 a year of their own funds on food for their students. Many said that they see firsthand how hungry students have more trouble concentrating, learning, and behaving in class. Education Week asked teachers: What does this look like in your school? Here are some of your answers.

August 09, 2017

Teachers Spend Hundreds of Dollars to Help Feed Students Who Are Hungry

A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.

July 26, 2017

Millions of Students Miss Out on School Meals During Summer

During the school year, 22 million students rely on free and reduced-price lunches, but only 4 million get summer meals. An Omaha, Neb., food truck program is helping to bridge the gap in that community.

June 15, 2017

Many Kids Who Eat Free School Lunches Have Few Options When School's Out

After years of growth, the number of children who eat federally subsidized free summer meals has declined, a new report finds. How does your state stack up?

June 06, 2017

Yes, You Can Text This Number to Find Free Summer Meals for Hungry Kids

A quick text message can help families locate nearby federally supported summer-meals sites, which are designed to meet the nutritional needs of children who rely on school lunches and breakfasts during the school year.

January 06, 2017

Watch: Views on the Opioid Crisis From a School and the Author of Hillbilly Elegy

In this video J.D. Vance, author "Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," discusses the effects of a changing economy, the roots of the opioid epidemic, and the role of schools in confronting these issues. Plus, a video story about how one West Virginia district is helping students heal after their families are split apart by drug abuse.

September 06, 2016

Which School Districts Struggle Most With Chronically Absent Students?

Half of all chronically absent students live in 4 percent of the nation's school districts, a new analysis of federal civil rights data show.

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.

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