School Nutrition and Student Discipline: Effects of Schoolwide Free Meals

@article{Gordon2018SchoolNA,
  title={School Nutrition and Student Discipline: Effects of Schoolwide Free Meals},
  author={Nora Gordon and Krista Ruffini},
  journal={ERN: Government Expenditures \& Education (Topic)},
  year={2018}
}
Under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), schools serving sufficiently high-poverty populations may enroll their entire student bodies in free lunch and breakfast programs, extending free meals to some students who would not qualify individually and potentially decreasing the stigma associated with free meals. We examine whether CEP affects disciplinary outcomes, focusing on the use of suspensions. We use school discipline measures from the Civil Rights Data Collection and rely on the… Expand
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