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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.

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.

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