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.
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September 23, 2014
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.
April 22, 2014
A new guide encourages personal plans to leverage community supports to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students.
March 18, 2014
Under the proposal, community recreation centers would serve as distribution points for free meals on district snow days.
February 14, 2014
The law will require many districts to provide federally funded meals during their summer programs. It includes an opt-out provision.
February 04, 2014
The nearly $1 trillion bill includes several school nutrition pilot and grant programs.
November 20, 2013
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
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.