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Lunch shaming is on its way out of schools

Aug 11, 2017
Local school policies address how to deal with unpaid meal charges.
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Public school families hit with fees as kids go back to school

Aug 7, 2013
Public school is supposed to be free, but around the country families are being asked to foot the bill for laptops and tablets for their students.
School teacher Liza Gleason shops for back to school supplies at a Target store in Daly City, California.
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Texas schools districts suing state over budget cuts

Oct 23, 2012
The trial begins this week. Cash-starved school districts are arguing that big budget cuts violate the state constitution's guarantee of fair and adequate education for all its citizens.

What to expect in the new school lunches

Your family might still be enjoying a summer diet of backyard barbeques and trips to Dairy Queen, but pretty soon kids will be back in school. And they could be facing a much different school lunch than they used to.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama joins students for lunch at the cafeteria of Parklawn Elementary School January 25, 2012 in Alexandria, Va.
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More private money entering public schools

Dec 20, 2011
Taxpayers spend about $600 billion a year on K through 12 education. Philanthropists only spend around four billion. But they get a lot for their money.

Billionaires go back to school

Dec 8, 2011
Philanthropists are funneling big money into public education. Are they too powerful?