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How Poverty Impacts Students' Test Scores, In 4 Graphs

Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Earlier this month, results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed that while national test scores are slightly improving,...

Race to the Top: A Step in the Right Direction

Quentin Wilson | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Quentin Wilson

Walk into your local school district office over the next week and, chances are, you will run into an administrator (or four) rushing to meet the October 3 deadline for submitting the district's Race To The Top (RTT) application.

The Future of Middle School Students and The Golden State

Quentin Wilson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Quentin Wilson

Both early childhood investments and programs for students preparing to graduate from high school may be useful, but evidence appears to call for a disproportionate investment in the outcomes of middle school students.

Cafeteria Worker Fired For WHAT?

Posted 12.17.2012 | Education

A school cafeteria worker in Missouri who says she was fired for feeding a needy student is being reinstated following widespread outcry over the inci...

School Stops Serving Lunch To Punish Students For Food Fight

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Detroit's McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School decided to stop serving lunch to sixth through eighth graders for a week after a food fight broke ou...

Districts Stand To Lose Millions Under Ryan Budget Proposal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

A New America Foundation analysis has calculated that under Paul Ryan’s budget proposal to cut federal spending by 20 percent, 77 percent of the 1,5...

How To Improve Access To Free And Reduced-Priced School Meals

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

A report by Nate Frentz and Zoë Neuberger for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities outlines steps state and local National School Lunch Program...

Chicago Public School Employees Accused Of Falsifying Forms For Free And Reduced Lunches

Posted 07.16.2012 | Education

A dozen Chicago Public Schools principals and assistant principals have been removed from their posts following allegations that they lied on forms to...

Districts Look To Debt Collectors, Stricter Policies, For Unpaid Lunches

Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

Americans are likely hearing from debt collectors more in recent years than in the past, but a practice that may become even more common: debt collect...

Dinner Is Now On The Menu In Nearly 200 California Schools

| Sue Frey | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. You've heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers...