By Gayle Manchin
(For The Charleston Gazette)
So many factors matter when it comes to helping children succeed in school. High-quality standards and curriculum and strong teachers and leaders are clearly important elements. But another and often overlooked key to student achievement is access to nutritious food.
In West Virginia, far too many students come to school hungry each day. More than one in four children in the state are in low-income families and more than one...