Which Texas School Districts Are the Best at Feeding Students in Need?

A handful of Dallas-area districts are among the best in Texas in providing students the food they need beyond school lunches. Irving, Dallas, Garland, Crowley and Arlington were among those honored Wednesday by the education advocacy group Children At Risk in its ranking of districts that do the best to provide low-income students with the nutrition they need. The Irving ISD ranked sixth overall among the state's districts, rising from 22nd during the nonprofit's last rankings in 2017. Olga Rosenberger, Irving's director of Food and Nutrition Services, said her team knew they could do better in helping the district's students. Nearly three out of four children in the Irving school district are from low-income families. The district was struggling with rising costs from traditional "breakfast in the classroom" programs but also wanted to reach more students. That meant getting creative.   Continue reading...

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