In this April 8, 2015 photo, students are served breakfast at the Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Los Angeles. The number of breakfasts served in the nation’s schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. Instead of providing low-income students free or reduced-price meals in the cafeteria, they’re increasingly serving all children in the classroom.
In this April 8, 2015 photo, students are served breakfast at the Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Los Angeles. The number of breakfasts served in the nation’s schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. Instead of providing low-income students free or reduced-price meals in the cafeteria, they’re increasingly serving all children in the classroom. Nick Ut Associated Press file
In this April 8, 2015 photo, students are served breakfast at the Stanley Mosk Elementary School in Los Angeles. The number of breakfasts served in the nation’s schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. Instead of providing low-income students free or reduced-price meals in the cafeteria, they’re increasingly serving all children in the classroom. Nick Ut Associated Press file
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Dan Walters: California’s school gap wider than thought

April 16, 2016 06:30 AM

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