Advocates for poor children have renewed efforts to expand the definition of homelessness used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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January 26, 2015
The Coalition for Community Schools drew from recent Office of Civil Rights data to show how school climate and civil rights issues have suffered under the current law.
January 26, 2015
Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.
January 16, 2015
It's a continuation of a trend that's been building for years and a "defining moment" for the U.S. education system, which must find ways to confront the barriers poverty creates for academic achievement in order to thrive, an analysis says.
December 31, 2014
Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.
December 18, 2014
The so-called "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, the federal agency that administers Medicaid said. That means schools can bill Medicaid for more services they provide to low-income students.
September 23, 2014
Of the more than 1.2 million homeless children enrolled in public schools in 2012-13, 75 percent were "doubled up," sharing homes with multiple families, data show.
August 22, 2014
A Government Accountability Office report found that the federal program that ensures homeless students have access to the public education system is hampered by limited staff and resources, lack of coordination, and more.
August 07, 2014
Would it be better to adjust eligibility for free and reduced-price meals to account for geographic differences in cost of living?
June 12, 2014
Through community eligibility, participating high-poverty districts can offer free meals to all students without requiring income verification from individual families.