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Preparing Your District for School Meal Program Changes

Preparing Your District for School Meal Program Changes

On June 25, 2022, President Biden signed the Keep Kids Fed Act to fund summer food programs through September 30 and the Universal School Meals Program through June 30, 2023. However, there are a few changes districts, parents and students need to know going into the 2022-2023 school year. First,
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The State of Charter Schools in New York

The State of Charter Schools in New York

Charter schools are an alternative to public schools. They are paid for with taxpayer dollars, but are privately run and not subject to the rules of the local school district. Advocates assert these schools fill gaps and provide opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable, especially for our most disadvantaged populations.
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More Tech Can Mean More Threats: Keeping Schools Secure

More Tech Can Mean More Threats: Keeping Schools Secure

The pandemic shed light on what many Americans already knew: internet access is a necessity for everyday life. The Digital Divide was perhaps the most pronounced within the country’s outdated education infrastructure. Digital learning proved particularly challenging for rural and lower-income neighborhoods as well as in communities of color. To
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Make Money for Makerspace

Make Money for Makerspace

Usually, new trends in education target a specific age group. Makerspace learning has been picking up steam over the last decade across all levels of education – from elementary schools to universities – making it an important curriculum, budget, and space consideration of educators and schools for all ages. It
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To What Degree Can You Boost College Completion Rates?

To What Degree Can You Boost College Completion Rates?

Colleges are doing better than ever attracting new students, but the same can’t be said for getting students to finish degrees. In fact, about four out of every 10 students who start college never finish, leaving many with student loan debt but no college degree to show for it. Growing
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Directions, Please! The Road to Recovery for School Bus Driver Shortages

Directions, Please! The Road to Recovery for School Bus Driver Shortages

Numerous forces are coming together with creative solutions to make sure yellow buses taking children to school do not become a lasting victim of the COVID pandemic. Even before COVID, school districts across the nation were striving to curb a growing crisis resulting from a shortage of bus drivers working
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Calling All School Districts! Apply Now for Funds to Improve Student Mental Health Care

Calling All School Districts! Apply Now for Funds to Improve Student Mental Health Care

Declining mental health in children, teens, and adolescents. If your district is looking for funding to improve mental health care for students, now’s your chance – apply for grants of up to $500,000 annually from New York State (NYS). The state is allocating up to $10 million each year over
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Check, Please! College Student Covid Relief Update

Check, Please! College Student Covid Relief Update

In January, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced it was distributing $198 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support colleges, universities and students in 2022. Much of the funding (50% to 100%) must be used for Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) grants for students. Community and
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