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If Breakfast in Class Can Help, Why the Backlash?

If Breakfast in Class Can Help, Why the Backlash?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of breakfasts served in the nation’s schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. Instead of providing low-income students free or reduced-price meals in the cafeteria, they’re increasingly serving all children in the classroom. Food policy […]

Spanish-English Broadcast Looks at Latinos and Education

Spanish-English Broadcast Looks at Latinos and Education

  A California public radio network is hosting a national discussion on Sept. 17 to discuss the state of Latino education in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the country’s second largest, and the country.  The Spanish-English forum, “Latino Education: Crisis and Response,” will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Pacific) and be […]

Salvador Lomeli - A Dad Working to Open College Doors

Salvador Lomeli - A Dad Working to Open College Doors

Name: Salvador Lomeli Home city: Chicago Organization affiliation: Mujeres Latinas en Accion What kind of work do you do? “My most important work is advocating for my son and daughter and getting other parents to advocate for their children. My son is 14 years old and just beginning high school. When he first entered school, I was lost […]

Calif. Schools Must Teach English Learners, Judge Rules

Calif. Schools Must Teach English Learners, Judge Rules

  The state of California must give meaningful access to tens of thousands of underserved English learners in school districts as the law requires, civil rights groups and attorneys said Tuesday, citing a judge’s ruling.  On Aug. 12, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Chalfant responded to a lawsuit from families charging that the […]

Low-Income Students Thrive With Meals at Schools

Low-Income Students Thrive With Meals at Schools

As Alabama children head back to school this month, many will be able to leave their lunch money at home. Nearly 143,000 children in more than 20 high-poverty school districts can eat free breakfast and lunch this fall thanks to the new Community Eligibility Provision – which is often referred to as community eligibility. This program is […]

Whites, the New Minority in America's Classrooms

Whites, the New Minority in America

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom in Pennsylvania’s wealthiest county says “Welcome” and “Bienvenidos” in polished handwriting. Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes where Spanish is the primary language worked on storytelling with a tale about a crocodile going to the dentist. The children and […]

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