Tag Archives: childhood hunger

Finally Good News About Rochester City Schools

The Rochester (New York) City School District has had its share of bad news recently, mainly highlighting poor student performance. I won’t sugar coat the fact that Rochester has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the nation, … Continue reading

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Why Contribute to Food Banks?

My husband and I contribute to a diverse group of charitable organizations, such as animal welfare groups and those that care for the homeless. From time to time we also contribute to grocery store food bank campaigns, but not too … Continue reading

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Childhood Poverty & Hunger = Low Standardized Test Scores

To my memory, when I was in school (granted, almost 50 years ago) educators never emphasized standardized tests so much as they do now. At least at the elementary/middle school level. In high school, we had the SATs and ACTs; … Continue reading

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