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?
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June 15, 2017
June 06, 2017
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.
January 06, 2017
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.
September 06, 2016
Half of all chronically absent students live in 4 percent of the nation's school districts, a new analysis of federal civil rights data show.
July 27, 2016
Schools must work to adequately identify and support homeless students under the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education said in guidance issued Wednesday.
July 18, 2016
A growth mindset may buffer students from the effects of poverty on academic achievement, Stanford researchers concluded after studying test scores and survey results for 168,000 Chilean students.
June 21, 2016
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.
June 13, 2016
Disconnections make it tough for homeless students to stay in school, says a new study, which also details the new requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act that bolster resources for their support.
June 10, 2016
A new, first-of-its-kind trove of federal data on chronic absenteeism shows the depth of what officials and advocates have labeled a crisis. Here are some of the most striking facts.
January 25, 2016
Closed for blizzard recovery, Washington, D.C., schools are offering free breakfasts and lunches to students and their families.