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Educational Access In Idaho

ProPublica, which provides public-interest journalism, hasa analyzed federal education data from the 2009-2010 school year to examine whether states provide high-poverty schools equal access to advanced courses and special programs that researchers say will help them later in life. Not only does the analysis provide a breakdown for Idaho schools, but it also breaks down the numbers for individual school districts in Idaho, including Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland. Idaho, for example, offers free or reduced lunch to 39% of relevant students. And 42% of poorer students participate in at least one sport. In the Coeur d'Alene School District, 36% of the 9925 students get free or reduced lunch. You can see how your school district is doing to address students from poor families here. H/T: Emilie R. Saunders, StateImpact

Question: Do you think your school district does enough to help lower-income students?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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