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Chronic absenteeism rates fell 8 percentage points among schools in Nevada and Colorado that adopted the ‘Breakfast after the Bell’ program. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Breakfast After the Bell programs reduce school absenteeism

Chronic absenteeism is a pressing issue in high-poverty schools, but research suggests that serving students breakfast during class can help keep kids in school.
Herdsmen with their cows wait for buyers at Kara Cattle Market in Lagos, Nigeria. Veterinary services are in short supply across the country. Photo by Luis Tato/AFP via Getty Images

Nigeria needs more veterinary doctors but getting them is a big challenge

Nigeria needs more veterinary doctors to improve agricultural production, disease prevention, wildlife conservation and the health of animals in the security sector
Stigma and lack of awareness prevent students from getting food assistance. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

1 in 3 college students face food insecurity – expanding SNAP benefits on campus will help stave off hunger

The federal government has temporarily widened eligibility for food assistance to more students. Two scholars argue this needs to be made permanent and be accompanied with an awareness campaign.

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