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January 28, 2019

Give Students Free Tampons, Pads, Advocates Say. Here's Why Some Schools Already Do

A growing number of schools are offering free tampons and sanitary pads, hoping to meet the needs of low-income students. Here's why more schools may join them.

June 13, 2018

There's a Free Program to Feed Hungry Kids During the Summer, But Many Miss Out

Of the 20 million children who ate free and reduced-price school lunches during the 2016-17 school year, only one out of seven participated in free summer meal programs, a report finds.

August 28, 2017

Americans Want Schools to Help Poor Students With Things Like Health Care, Poll Finds

Schools should provide services like after-school programs, mental health supports, and health services for students who don't have access to them elsewhere, a majority of respondents to a national poll said.

August 09, 2017

Teachers Spend Hundreds of Dollars to Help Feed Students Who Are Hungry

A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.

July 26, 2017

Millions of Students Miss Out on School Meals During Summer

During the school year, 22 million students rely on free and reduced-price lunches, but only 4 million get summer meals. An Omaha, Neb., food truck program is helping to bridge the gap in that community.

June 15, 2017

Many Kids Who Eat Free School Lunches Have Few Options When School's Out

After years of growth, the number of children who eat federally subsidized free summer meals has declined, a new report finds. How does your state stack up?

June 06, 2017

Yes, You Can Text This Number to Find Free Summer Meals for Hungry Kids

A quick text message can help families locate nearby federally supported summer-meals sites, which are designed to meet the nutritional needs of children who rely on school lunches and breakfasts during the school year.

June 05, 2017

Community Schools Are an Effective School Improvement Strategy, Brief Says

Done well, community schools can be an effective school improvement strategy, a new research brief says.

January 06, 2017

Watch: Views on the Opioid Crisis From a School and the Author of Hillbilly Elegy

In this video J.D. Vance, author "Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," discusses the effects of a changing economy, the roots of the opioid epidemic, and the role of schools in confronting these issues. Plus, a video story about how one West Virginia district is helping students heal after their families are split apart by drug abuse.

July 06, 2016

Proposed Block Grants for School Meals Trouble Child-Nutrition Groups

Child nutrition advocates say a plan to fund school meals in three states with block grants would weaken federal nutrition programs and limit schools' ability to meet students' needs.

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