low-income children http://www.kplu.org en Summit Focus on Feeding Low-Income Students on Weekends http://www.kplu.org/post/summit-focus-feeding-low-income-students-weekends <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schools feed low-income children breakfast and lunch during the week. But what about on the weekends?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That&rsquo;s the subject of a <a href="http://feedingamerica.org/how-we-fight-hunger/programs-and-services/child-hunger/backpack-program.aspx" target="_blank">backpack summit</a> taking place in Seattle today. The goal is to figure out how to send kids home with backpacks filled with food on Fridays so they can start their week at school, ready to learn.</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 10187 at http://www.kplu.org Summit Focus on Feeding Low-Income Students on Weekends Struggling students have mixed results in Title I program http://www.kplu.org/post/struggling-students-have-mixed-results-title-i-program <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982182.mp3</p><p>Some students with the lowest test scores in Washington have made big gains over the past few years, while others have fallen farther behind.</p><p>Researchers found <a href="http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=KoberMcMurrerSilva%5FFullReport%5FTitleI%5F080111%2Epdf">a mixed bag when they looked at the Title I program</a>, a federal effort to help disadvantaged kids.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 01:05:38 +0000 Charla Bear 2333 at http://www.kplu.org Struggling students have mixed results in Title I program Families eligible for free lunch now qualify for cheap broadband http://www.kplu.org/post/families-eligible-free-lunch-now-qualify-cheap-broadband <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-981790.mp3</p><p>Washington is known for being on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to companies such as Amazon and Microsoft, but some people are getting left behind.&nbsp;</p><p>Many of the state&rsquo;s low-income residents rely on out-dated internet service, or don&#39;t have any at all. A new program could help.</p> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Charla Bear 2317 at http://www.kplu.org Families eligible for free lunch now qualify for cheap broadband Drive to sign up low-income kids for College Bound Scholarship http://www.kplu.org/post/drive-sign-low-income-kids-college-bound-scholarship <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-962790.mp3</p><p>A lot of low-income kids are <a href="http://www.ccedresults.org/media/college-bound-scholarship-campaign/">missing out on Washington&#39;s offer to pay their way through college</a>. In South King County, a new campaign is underway to change that.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:40:21 +0000 Charla Bear 1176 at http://www.kplu.org Drive to sign up low-income kids for College Bound Scholarship New push to help South King County students succeed http://www.kplu.org/post/new-push-help-south-king-county-students-succeed <P>A <A href="http://www.ccedresults.org/the-project/">major effort launches today</A> to help low-income students in South King County and South Seattle.&nbsp; It’s a new approach to a decades-old problem – how to help disadvantaged kids succeed in school and beyond.&nbsp; Thu, 09 Dec 2010 13:10:00 +0000 Charla Bear 319 at http://www.kplu.org New push to help South King County students succeed