7 things public schools do besides teach kids academic basics

Some schools have staff on hand to encourage students to get active during recess.Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesWith schools closed due to COVID-19, communities are scrambling to provide students with mealsand suppliesand meet other needs. For education researcherSamantha Keppler, these closures offer a chance to reflect on the many services besides teaching children English, math and other core subjects that schools provide.1. FoodThe National School Lunch Programand School Breakfast Programprovide school meals to at least 30 million kidseach year – more than half of all …

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