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Mayor Puts Free Lunch on Ice

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Despite the City Council's urging, Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't ready to offer free meals to all New York City students because he's not sure that the city won't lose federal funds.

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Free Lunch For All Students Gets Boost from Council Budget

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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.

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New Jersey News

109 New Jersey Officials Lie to Get Free Lunch

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WNYC

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.

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Schoolbook

Changes in the Lunch Line for Some Schools

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.

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Should the School Day Be Lengthened?

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?

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