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May 15, 2020

USDA Extends Waivers to Help Schools Feed Hungry Kids During COVID-19 Closures

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended waivers so that schools can continue feeding students affected by closures due to COVID-19 through the summer months.

April 30, 2020

From Triage to Recovery: Issues States Will Address in School Reopening Plans

The Council of Chief State School Officers has taken a broad inventory of what states will have to deal with when they reopen buildings shuttered due to the pandemic, from student health and safety to academics.

November 07, 2019

Nearly One in Five U.S. Students Attend Rural Schools. Here's What You Should Know About Them

More than 9.3 million U.S. students attended a rural school last year. A new report examines factors that affect them like poverty, academic achievement, and diversity.

October 10, 2019

DeVos Announces Plan to Encourage More Charter Schools in Opportunity Zones

Private consultants will work with charter school networks to assist in opening more of the schools in economically distressed areas under a plan announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Thursday.

September 24, 2019

Don't Jeopardize Students' School Meal Eligibility, Democrats Tell Ag. Secretary

Democrats on the House Education Committee called on U.S. Agriculture Sonny Perdue Tuesday to halt a proposed change to SNAP rules that could end automatic free school meal eligibility for half a million children.

September 13, 2019

Asked About Race, Biden Talked Record Players. Here's a Quick Primer on the 'Word Gap'

Former Vice President Joe Biden caused some eyebrow raising when, in answering a debate question about race, he mentioned record players and the number of words a young child hears at home. Here's some background on the word gap.

July 23, 2019

Thousands of Students Could Lose Free School Meals if SNAP Changes

Changes to eligibility rules for "food stamps" could lead as many as 265,000 children to lose automatic enrollment in free school meals, child advocacy groups warn.


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