How our schools fail poor kids before they even arrive for class

Washington Post  By Roberto A. Ferdman February 18

School breakfastOne of the simplest ways to put poor kids in a position to succeed is to make sure they eat breakfast.

Studies have shown that eating the day’s first meal is not only associated with nutritional benefits, but also cognitive ones — especially for children. A 2013 study, for instance, linked breakfast consumption among children to higher IQs later in life. A group of researchers in 1989 found that students who ate breakfast tended to perform better on standardized tests. More at: