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The U.S. Department of Agriculture Provides Another Nearly $1 billion Boost to Schools for Purchasing Food

Posted | Aug 10 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide nearly $1 billion in additional funding to schools to support the purchase of American-grown foods for their meal programs. The $943 million boost from the Department is provided through USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation. Funds will be distributed by state agencies to schools across the country, so they can purchase domestically grown foods for their meal programs. Learn more. 

Resource: Interactive School Ventilation Tool

Posted | Aug 10 2022

This tool is available for schools to estimate how they can reduce virus particles, including COVID-19 particles, in classrooms year-round. The tool shows how simple methods, including running HEPA air purifiers, increasing the use of outdoor air in HVAC systems when possible, and running exhaust fans, can reduce virus particles. Learn more. 

Student Reports of Bullying: Results from the 2019 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey

Posted | Aug 10 2022

This report (PDF, 71 pages) uses data from the 2019 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to show the relationship between bullying victimization and other variables of interest, such as: 

  • the reported presence of gangs, guns, drugs, alcohol, and hate-related graffiti at school; 

  • select security measures;  

  • student criminal victimization; and 

  • personal fear, avoidance behaviors, fighting, and weapon-carrying at school. 

Learn more.