Food for thought. Starting in fall 2014, junk food will no longer be sold during the school day. Students will be able to choose from healthy snack options in vending machines, but this is the end of the pre-pre-algebra candy bar fix. (USA Today)
A traveling education. Ka Pa’alana Traveling Preschool in Kapolei, Hawaii, graduated 4-and 5-year-old preschoolers yesterday. The amazing part? Students all come from homeless families. The school travels to shelters, housing projects, and beaches to make sure these children get the education they deserve. (KITV News)
Family structure affects college payment. Jennifer Williamson, a columnist, looks at how divorce affects students and their financial aid eligibility. (Distance Education)
More on achievement gaps. New federal data shows a narrowing achievement gap for black and Hispanic students on the long-term NAEP. Education Sector recently looked at achievement gaps using the main NAEP. Similar gains were made among subgroups, but the findings also suggest a growing achievement gap among states. (Education Week)
Amanda Stafford, ES policy intern, contributed to this report.