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Most U.S. Public School Students Are Now Low-income so…

Post date: 
January 21st, 2015
Article Type: 
External News Article
Article Topic: 
Education
Article Source: 
The Nonprofit Quarterly

For the first time in 50 years, students from low-income backgrounds now comprise the majority of the country’s public school system. The Southern Education Foundation released a report indicating 51 percent of public school students came from low-income households in 2013. The results in the report were compiled through assessing what portion of students were eligible to receive a free or reduced lunch under the National School Lunch Program, a federal initiative that requires a household to fall within certain income eligibility levels or under the federal poverty line, depending on the number of people in the household.

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https://nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/25482-what-implications-follow-if-most-public-school-students-are-low-income.html?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=15681173&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--C24V9Gsmmw7UnP0OX4GByww14iKZjQ3Q2h7Inj2GtnHP-LF

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