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Mass. looks to implement breakfast in the classroom at high-poverty schools

Schools where 60% or more of students receive free or reduced-priced lunch would be required to serve breakfast in the classroom.
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A new proposal in Massachusetts would require low-income schools to provide students with breakfast in the classroom, Salem News reports

Under the proposal, which was approved by the state House of Representatives, schools where 60% or more of students receive free or reduced-priced lunch would be required to serve breakfast in the classroom. 

The proposal builds upon a current mandate that requires schools in high-poverty areas to offer breakfast in the cafeteria. If the new proposal goes into effect, the schools would be forced to move breakfast from the cafeteria to the classroom.  

Around 260,000 students in 600 schools would be impacted. The proposal now heads to the Senate. 

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