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Originally posted on SOCIAL DISCUSSION:
With the holidays now at an end, and the New Year upon us, we thought we’d re-post an article my partner and I wrote this time last year.  Focusing on homelessness in Central Florida, the…

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From Florida to California, School Breakfast WORKS!

Another clear example of the benefits of promoting school breakfast: This report is courtesy of the Manteca Bulletin, in California. The full article can be found here. When Shasta Elementary School in California began serving breakfast in the classroom, first … Continue reading

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Children Living in High-Poverty Communities > 25% Over Last Decade

Citing recent findings by the Annie E. Casey Foundation,  the Philanthropy News Digest reports that nearly eight million children in America live in areas of high poverty — about 1.6 million more since 2000. Based in part on data from the U.S. Census … Continue reading

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Dinner At School: More Public Schools Dish Up 3 Meals A Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Too often it is after the fact that teachers discover their students are worrying less about math and and reading and more about where the next meal comes from. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, signed into … Continue reading

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Long Lines For Free School Meals, Thanks to The Economy

The number of students receiving free or reduced-price school lunches rose to 21 million last school year, up from 18 million in 2006-07. That number represents a 17 percent increase, according to an analysis by The New York Times of … Continue reading

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Funding For Early-Childhood Education Declined From 2009 To 2010

Funding for early-childhood education declined between 2009 and 2010, even as the Obama administration urged states to increase pre-kindergarten programs for 3- and 4-year-olds, according to a study released earlier this week by the National Institute for Early Education Research. … Continue reading

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USDA Funds More Fresh Fruits And Veggies For School Kids

Via Reuters – State agencies will get more federal funding to provide fresh fruits and vegetables at schools, the U. S. Department of Agriculture announced on Wednesday. The $48 million increase in funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program represents … Continue reading

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