Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Beth Fertig
All New York City students soon could be eating lunch for free, if the mayor chooses to embrace a City Council proposal to spend about $24 million while also tapping into a federal program that reduces the stigma -- and paperwork - of free lunches.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
By Terri Langford : WNYC/NJPR Reporter
A investigation by the New Jersey comptroller’s office has found that dozens of New Jersey government employees and six elected school board members have been lying for years about their salaries just to get their kids a free or reduced lunch at school.
The investigation of 15 New Jersey school districts, released Tuesday, found that 109 people, including 83 public employees and six school board members were involved in the fraud, said Comptroller Matthew Boxer.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
As more students across the country are signing up for free or reduced lunches because of the ailing economy, in New York City, principals are trying to collect lunch money from those students who are not eligible for free lunch, but whose meals were being picked up by the city in past years. Here is how it is affecting students at Edward R. Murrow High School, as reported by the The Murrow Network, the student newspaper.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Is a longer school day a good way to fit in arts and physical education? Or is it merely a way to impose more mandates on teachers during the school day? Room for Debate asks eight experts about the wisdom of lengthening the school day. What do you think?