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Schools found lagging in breakast service

October 3, 2012 | Community News

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Seven South Jersey charter schools or districts were among 64 high-poverty districts statewide where less than 31 percent of eligible students receive subsidized school breakfasts, according a report being released today in Newark.

On the plus side, the Woodlynne Borough school district and Camden’s Promise Charter School were two of 13 schools were on that list last year but worked their way off this year. Woodlynne went from 28 percent of the eligible students getting breakfast to 34 percent. Camden’s Promise rose from 24 percent to 38 percent.

The findings are contained in a report issued by Advocates for Children of New Jersey, a nonprofit children research and action organization. It is the group’s second annual school breakfast report.
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