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The free meal programs operated by the New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston school districts increased access to healthy food for children and adults during COVID closures.
An extension of nationwide summer food service programs will allow school districts to provide free school meals to families through the end of the year, but services may be paused during extended school breaks.
The waivers permit food service providers to offer free meals to families of school-age children to last them through the week without restricting them to specific distribution centers.
Many schools opening for in-person instruction this fall will require students to eat meals in the classroom. How can educators avoid putting students with food allergies at risk of having an allergic reaction?
Taking steps to meet students’ basic needs, ensuring connectivity, and advancing innovation will be key to success this year.
Walking to school, prepackaged meals and non-contact sports outdoors run a lower risk of transmitting coronavirus in schools. Contact sports, choirs and bands, and buses pose the highest risk.
Bringing students and teachers back to classrooms for in-person instruction is the guiding principle in the CDC's revised guidelines for reopening schools during a continued surge in COVID infections.
An unmet need for mental health care motivated Jurupa USD leaders to develop behavioral supports that begin with prenatal care and continue through graduation.
A chief information officer details how data has helped administrators respond to unexpected events, from a broken sewer to COVID-19.
California Department of Education recommends several models of instruction with a focus on equity and extensive health and safety measures when schools reopen.
Here are four strategies for helping these vulnerable students and their families, who struggle to find regular meals, during school closures related to the coronavirus pandemic.