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.
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May 15, 2020
April 30, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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.