Widening access to free school meals would be an investment in England’s children.
Expanding free lunch programs could also reduce stigma for students, lower administrative burdens for schools and create jobs for communities.
These efforts are growing due to the coronavirus pandemic. They involve partnerships with school districts, food banks and other institutions.
Some young people feel their voices and experiences during the pandemic have not been heard.
The importance of diet to a child’s development cannot be overstated.
Your view depends on whether you see poverty as the result of individual or policy failings.
If children are not given the nutrition they need, there are long-term effects on their health.
Despite the success of relief efforts by the government and civil society, it’s clear that hunger and food insecurity remain at disturbingly high levels in households.
Free school meals have been an issue since 1906.
The millions of US children whose parents can’t always afford enough nutritious food for their families get about a quarter of their calories from what they eat at school.
There is a stigma attached to free school meals that causes parents to abstain from claiming them
Lunchtime is one more lesson on what a healthy meal should look like.
Busting the myths on grammar schools.
New analysis shows access to grammar schools is highly skewed by a child’s socioeconomic status.
Crunching the numbers on the latest school performance data.
The reintroduction of grammar schools means that once again schools and headteachers will be required to make sense of contradictory national policies.
Families are falling deeper into poverty when school holidays come, just to feed their children.
More than 15 million children live in homes that do not have enough food. However, the number of children taking advantage of free breakfast in schools is low. What can schools do?
Researchers have found that allowing use of mobile phones in schools harms low-achieving and low-income students the most.
Labour’s Ed Miliband says that advantaged pupils are much more likely to go to university. Is he right?