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June 24, 2013

U.S. Children Better, Worse Off as Economy Recovers, Report Finds

More U.S. children were living in poverty in 2011 than 2005, and more children were living in homes where parents don't have full-time jobs.

April 10, 2013

Blood Lead Levels High in More Than Half Million U.S. Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are about 535,000 children ages 1 to 5 nationwide who have elevated blood levels, which can have an effect on academic achievement.

April 08, 2013

Strict Rules for School Meals Could Cut Obesity in Low-Income Students

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.

March 29, 2013

Parents' Unemployment Affects Students at Home, School

One of the earliest effects of a parent's job loss is that children's performance at school declines.

March 14, 2013

Poor People, Poor Food: Screening 'A Place at the Table'

The new movie, "A Place at the Table," depicts the struggle for food among the impoverished.

January 18, 2013

Economic Inequality in Schools Surges in N.C., Study Says

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

School Breakfasts Now Served as Widely as Lunches

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

Against Rising Poverty, Children Show a Stiff Upper Lip, Study Says

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 Tackling Poverty, Government Shows Its Shortfalls

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

Revolving-Door Districts: Ohio Students Can't Stay Put

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.

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