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July 17, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Round-up: Schools start cooking from scratch, community-college students struggle to get loans

Spokane-area schools adapt to new food regulations (The Spokesman-Review): Since the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act went into effect, school districts around the country have had to re-examine the way they purchase and prepare food. In Cheney, school chefs switched to preparing meals from scratch, a move the district says has helped it save money and get kids to eat healthier.

Community-college students struggle to secure federal loans (NPR): Getting a federal loan to pay for school can be especially tough for community-college students. Many two-year schools opt not to participate in federal lending programs because high student default rates could cause them to lose other forms of federal aid, such as Pell grants and work-study funding.

Report recommends adding early-ed programs to elementary schools (The Washington Post): The New America Foundation released a report Wednesday that calls for a new model of primary education that begins earlier in a child’s life.

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