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Lead-based paint is being found in roughly half of schools that do inspections, a federal report reveals. Carlos Osario/AP

Lead-based paint found in half of all inspected schools

A federal report reveals that most school districts are failing to inspect their buildings for lead-based paint hazards and, when they do, often fail to tell parents about what they found.
Parents who raise money and decide how to spend it influence resources and opportunities available to schools in ways that reflect their own interests. (Shutterstock)

The fun fair, and all school fundraising, may carry hidden costs to society

School fundraising, while often heralded for increasing parent engagement and providing much-needed school resources, may come at the expense of creating of equitable and inclusive public schools.

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