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Districts Moving Against 'Pink Slime'

Monday, March 26, 2012

Even as the United States Department of Agriculture says it will begin offering schools alternatives to products that contain so-called "pink slime," an ammonia-based filler for ground beef, parents are pressing school districts around the country to stop serving the products now -- and some school districts are responding, The New York Times reported this weekend.

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Report: Eligible Students Missing Free Breakfasts

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

A new report shows that New York City comes in dead last among 26 urban school districts when it comes to making sure low-income children receive a free breakfast at school. But education officials say the comparison is not fair because the city's school system is much bigger and more complex than any of its counterparts.

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