During the school year, many students rely on their schools for nutritious meals. When school is out, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program helps low-income children get the nourishment they need.
A survey commissioned by the Iowa Reading Research Center and conducted by Iowa’s regent universities shows a lack of consistency statewide in optional summer reading programs for children offered by school districts and community organizations.
If you live in Iowa, Jane Schmidt has an entry in her journal about a visit to your county. That’s because the outgoing 2014 Teacher of the Year has visited all 99 counties during her reign, racking up 15,000 in miles.