“Lunch shaming”—when school leaders go to extreme lengths to collect overdue bills—reached a new low last week in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, when families received letters threatening to place their children in foster care. The district, which clearly didn’t have equity top of mind, has been forced to concede that the approach was a problem. As you gather with colleagues to prepare for the fall, we hope you’ll read, share and use these resources to evaluate your school’s policy on lunch debt.
The Walk of Love
When the arson of a local mosque rattled the small town of Victoria, Texas, students led an effort to unite the entire community.
Grants Action Model
Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act and the need for accessibility.
This toolkit will provide you and your colleagues with extra resources for learning about equity issues related to school lunch, as well as an opportunity to take action in making lunchtime a just time at your school.
Trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed schools are spreading around the country. But if they don’t start with how schools themselves can induce trauma, they won’t work.
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