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Sept. 29 – A child's nutrition bill, long endorsed by First lady Michelle Obama, was stalled in the House Wednesday after 100 Democrats and several anti-hunger groups protested its funding tactic. The bill would have set high nutrition standards for public schools across the nation but would increased spending on school meals, potentially adding up to about $4.5 billion for the course of 10 years. Although the bill was unanimously passed in the Senate this summer, these anti-hunger groups were angered that the bill would cost the federal food stamp program (SNAP) approximately $2 billion.
Sept. 22 – In order to improve struggling public schools in Newark, NJ, founder and chief executive of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has pledged $100 million to the school system. Newark's governor Chris Christie will give some authority over how the school system appropriates the money to Mayor Cory A. Booker. This arrangement was announced that Friday on the "Oprah Winfrey Show.” The Newark school system was declared a failure in 1995 and has not been able to improve since. The governor wants the mayor to be active in choosing a new superintendent and in redesigning the school system.
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