Submitted by Courtney Williams on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 2:52pm
The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents’ troubles to school in the form of stress, hunger, lack of money for basic activities or even homelessness.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 11:12pm
The new vending machine sat unnoticed as students rushed past its baby carrots, yogurt smoothies and hummus to neighbors dispensing Snapple, Doritos, Goldfish and Cheez-It. The lunch period was nearly over before a potential customer stopped to check out its offerings. No sale.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 10:56pm
Perth Amboy (N.J.) Public Schools appears to be an exception in a state in which most school districts serve breakfast to a fraction of its eligible students, including districts that have a high concentrations of children from low-income families.