Through community eligibility, participating high-poverty districts can offer free meals to all students without requiring income verification from individual families.
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June 12, 2014
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.
September 20, 2013
The bill would not, at least in theory, affect households with children, but would grant certain benefits to schools.
June 24, 2013
More U.S. children were living in poverty in 2011 than 2005, and more children were living in homes where parents don't have full-time jobs.
April 10, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are about 535,000 children ages 1 to 5 nationwide who have elevated blood levels, which can have an effect on academic achievement.