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August 22, 2014

GAO Report: Federal Program for Homeless Students Needs Better Oversight

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

Report Examines Matching Free-Meal Eligibility to Geographic Cost Differences

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

Community Eligibility Deadline Extended to August 31

Through community eligibility, participating high-poverty districts can offer free meals to all students without requiring income verification from individual families.

April 22, 2014

Guide Promotes 'Personal Opportunity Plans' as Route to Educational Equity

A new guide encourages personal plans to leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.

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.

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