The number of students receiving subsidized lunches rose to 21 million last school year from 18 million, a 17 percent increase, according to an analysis by The New York Times. Eleven states, including Florida, Nevada, New Jersey and Tennessee, had four-year increases of 25 percent or more. These are huge shifts in a program long characterized by incremental growth.
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Source: New York Times
Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. firstname.lastname@example.org