Category Archives: Issue Briefs

Using NSLA Funds to Boost Learning and Fight Poverty

NSLA funding (also known as ‘poverty funding’) is named after the National Student Lunch Act because the funding each district gets is determined by the number of students who receive free and reduced meals.  The funds are intended for programs which help low-income students overcome barriers and succeed in school.

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Expanding Quality Afterschool & Summer Programs

Quality afterschool and summer programs inspire kids to learn by providing hands-on, engaging learning experiences that improve academic skills, foster better attitudes toward school, increase attendance rates, and help with social and emotional development.

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