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By Evie Blad — August 19, 2014 1 min read

What would happen if the U.S. Department of Agriculture made its eligible income levels and reimbursements for free and reduced-price meals sensitive to regional cost differences?

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds that using two commonly accepted, regionally sensitive eligibility measures would lead to fewer students being deemed eligible in most states, with a few high-cost areas, such as the Northeastern states, seeing more eligible students.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 20, 2014 edition of Education Week as School Meals

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