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Poor students study environment on the river

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An environmental advocacy group partners with schools in jacksonville, Fla., to provide field trips on a river for the city's poorest students.

Access to strong math content depends on wealth

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A useless study, promoted by the Washington Post, says rich kids have access to better math curricula than poor kids.

Pope Francis speaks to Congress

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Pope Francis delivered remarks and zoomed in on examples of 4 Americans: Lincoln, King, Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton.

FARMs status correlates with college enrollment

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A report from Howard County, Md., links eligibility for free lunch in school with college enrollment and completion rates.

The meaning of 'at grade level'

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A new education website is launching to advocate for public school students, but many of the stats it's based on are misinterpreted.

We're judging schools wrong: IL state supt.

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The new IL state supt. of education spoke candidly to the Daily Herald about what school leaders need to do to help kids succeed in school.

Pope seeks action on climate change

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An encyclical has been issued from the Holy See in Rome, saying we should take action to stop causing climate change. Finally!

Lunch lady fired for giving a free lunch

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A (former) lunch lady in Colorado, who says she was fired because she gave a student a free lunch, calls on taxpayers to provide free meals for all students.

How does poverty affect teachers in classrooms?

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Here's why we are spending money for schools, especially those in poor neighborhoods, in all the wrong places.

Book review: The Long Shadow

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Students in Baltimore's poorer neighborhoods have difficulty lifting themselves out of poverty. They can, but it's a tough road, especially if they're black.