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From October 2005 to October 2013, state statistics show enrollment dropped by 663, but the number of students qualifying for free lunches rose by 418 and the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches rose from 25.9 to 41.2.
Some Minnesota children go to school hungry and leave even hungrier. A majority of public school districts in this state deny hot lunch or any lunch at all in some cases to children who can't pay for them. Some schools take the meals from students in
Not once in his six seasons as coach did Westwood finish with a winning record. In June 2012, Stephenson was hired as the coach at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale. In his first season, he led Desert Mountain to a 31-4 record and the Division I state
Taber, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Chicago and colleagues conducted a study using a sample of 4,870 students in 40 states. Student data were obtained from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class, which began collecting
It's a statistic that has some wondering how many Utah students are spending their mornings hungry at school. Last school year, 33.9 percent of Utah students who received federal free or reduced-price lunches at school also received breakfast under
The Republic azcentral.com Three schools in the Litchfield Elementary School District were recognized for having high academic achievement on state tests. The Arizona Department of Education recently announced 123 "reward schools" in the state,
Last summer, kids at Harshbarger had to walk only a few feet down the dirt and gravel roads of their trailer court to reach the Lunch Bus, a converted school bus that the district sent to three trailer parks in the county. Any child who showed up
Parents could pay up to $1 more a week for school lunches in August as Guilford County Schools grapples with the increasing cost of a meal. The 73,000-student district will consider raising the price of lunch by 20 cents to $2.50 at elementary
The Republic azcentral.com The number of northeast Valley district students eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches remained fairly stable last fall, according to new figures released by the state Department of Education.
More Jasper County children were living below the poverty line in 2010 than a decade ago, yet a substantially higher percentage of county children were graduating from high school. That data, along with other statistical indicators were compiled and