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In Fla. County, No Hungry School-Age Child Left Behind

Organizers of The Children's Hunger Project in Brevard County, Fla., employ a very basic strategy to provide food for low-income elementary students. "We have a nine-word business plan: 'See a hungry kid. Buy food. Feed the kid.' And we keep the operation that simple," co-founder Bob Barnes said.

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More N.J. Pupils Eating Breakfast in Schools, but State Participation Still Lags

The number of low-income children who receive breakfast in New Jersey schools each day has dramatically increased, according to a new report released today, but the state still lags far behind nationally.

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Segregation Prominent in Schools, Study Finds

Whites are still largely concentrated in schools with other whites, leaving the largest minority groups — black and Latino students — isolated in classrooms, according to a new analysis of Department of Education data.

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Lawsuit, Bill Aim to Keep K-12 Education Free in California

Legislation and an ACLU lawsuit tackle the increasing use of fees at public schools, a trend that is unfair to low-income students and increases disparities.

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Dropout Prevention Program Proves its Economic Value

Community in Schools not only increases high school graduation rates, but creates more than $11 of economic benefit for the communities it serves.
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Enrollment Off in Big Districts, Forcing Layoffs

Enrollment in nearly half of the nation’s largest school districts has dropped steadily over the last five years, triggering school closings that have destabilized neighborhoods and caused layoffs of essential staff.

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Pennsylvania Education Department Reminds Families of Free Summer Meal Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Education kicked off Summer Food Awareness Week, June 11-15, by reminding families of the services provided by the Summer Food Service Program.

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The Reconnecting McDowell Initiative

A community in economic and educational decline is boosted by a unique public-private partnership.
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Meryl Streep Makes a Second $10,000 Donation in Honor of Viola Davis

For the second time this week, actress Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 for the benefit of a R.I. educational program dear to her friend, Central Falls native Viola Davis.

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