Researchers found that a smaller share of students who received free or reduced-price lunches that had to meet higher nutritional standards were overweight than among students who did not eat school lunches.
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April 08, 2013
March 29, 2013
One of the earliest effects of a parent's job loss is that children's performance at school declines.
March 14, 2013
The new movie, "A Place at the Table," depicts the struggle for food among the impoverished.
January 18, 2013
A Duke University study shows that while the level of racial segregation in North Carolina schools has remained steady in recent years, economic gaps have grown.
January 16, 2013
In many school districts, more than 90 percent of schools that serve lunch to low-income students now serve breakfast at school, too, new data show.
December 20, 2012
America's children and their families are showing greater resilience and support in the face of rising poverty that has now wiped out the historic financial gains of the 1990s, according to an annual study.
December 07, 2012
In separate reports, the NAACP and the Annie E. Casey Foundation looked at the broad causes of, and solutions to, America's education problems. Government was part of both.
November 16, 2012
A sweeping analysis of student mobility in Ohio has found a number of revolving-door districts, where students perform no better, if not worse, than the economically disadvantaged.