Pilot program to provide free breakfast before college entrance exam
Free Press wire reports | 10/11/2018, 6 a.m.
Some Virginia students taking a standardized college entrance exam later this month will get a free healthy breakfast before they pick up their pencils.
Gov. Ralph S. Northam announced last week that Virginia is part of a pilot program to provide a complimentary meal for high school students before taking the ACT exam.
The governor said students taking the ACT in Gretna, Harrisonburg, Martinsville, Springfield and Tazewell will be offered the free breakfast.
Virginia’s Child and Adult Care Food Program and ACT Inc., a nonprofit organization that administers the ACT, are partnering on the pilot project.
Gov. Northam, a pediatric neurologist, said the benefits of a healthy breakfast before taking tests are substantial.