The Washington Post reported last week that “for the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students” in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade live in poverty. In Maryland, 43 percent of students live in poverty. In Virginia, 39 percent. In the District of Columbia, the poverty-rate for school-aged children is an alarming 61%. Read more about why this matters and what Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is doing to address this critical issue.