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October 26, 2015

USDA Sees 20 Percent Increase in Schools Offering Free Meals to All Students

The number of schools offering free meals to all students through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's community eligibility provision jumped 20 percent this year, the second year the option has been available nationwide.

September 22, 2015

'Concentrated Disadvantage' Drives Chicago Discipline Disparities, Study Says

Controlling for race, gender, and other factors, Chicago students are more likely to be suspended if they attend schools with high rates of poverty, a new study finds.

July 07, 2015

Three Ways the Feds Hope to Boost Participation in Summer Meal Programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to see 200 million meals served at participating summer meals sites this year, an increase of 13 million from last year's total.

June 24, 2015

Health, Poverty, and Engagement: How States Stack Up on 'Whole Child' Issues

With that in mind, newly updated "Whole Child Snapshots" from ASCD show how states measure in a range of issues like obesity, bullying, and civic engagement.

June 23, 2015

What Do Students Need to Succeed? Guide Helps Educators Navigate the Research

A new report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research offers a framework for understanding the cognitive and non-cognitive traits students need for success as adults.

June 09, 2015

Poll: Majority of Teachers Say Poverty Is a Barrier to Learning in Their Schools

The poll, administered by Communities in Schools and Public Opinion Strategies, also identified student apathy, disruptive student behavior, and a lack of parental involvement as problematic.

June 01, 2015

Summer Meals Programs for Poor Children Grow, But Unmet Need Persists

The number of low-income children who eat federally subsidized summer meals continues to grow, a new report says, but work remains to be done.

May 18, 2015

Schools Legally Obligated to Address Effects of Trauma on Students, Suit Says

Are schools legally obligated to address the effects of student trauma in the classroom? A new lawsuit against the Compton Unified School District says that they are and that many fail to do so.

May 01, 2015

Obama to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' as Independent Organization

My Brother's Keeper, a key initiative of Obama's administration, was launched in 2014 to address the needs of boys and men of color. President Obama is preparing to continue those efforts when he leaves office.

March 17, 2015

Leaders Tell of Supporting Families, Engaging Students, Inspiring Black Boys

In our special report, district-level leaders share their experiences engaging parents, meeting the needs of families, boosting student voice, and supporting student populations that are sometimes overlooked.

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