Schools scramble to feed students after coronavirus closures
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Schools scramble to feed students after coronavirus closures

by CUNEYT DIL and HOPE YEN Associated Press ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Kiyana Esco needs free school lunches and breakfasts to feed her six children. But with schools shutting down over coronavirus concerns, she’s scrambling to pick up the meals, care for her kids and keep her job. Esco, a single mother who was … Continue reading

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Math, reading scores slip for nation’s school kids
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Math, reading scores slip for nation’s school kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Results from national math and reading tests show slipping or stagnant scores for the nation’s schoolkids. Math scores were down for fourth and eighth graders over the last two years. And reading grades were not much better: flat for fourth graders and lower for eighth graders, according to 2015 results released Wednesday … Continue reading

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White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children. President Barack Obama’s spokesman, Josh Earnest, said Friday that decisions about vaccinations should be left to parents, but the science on vaccinations “is really clear.” Some parents continue to believe debunked … Continue reading