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Nearly 40 percent of elementary students qualify for free or reduced lunch prices

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Almost four of every 10 elementary students in Wisconsin qualified for government lunch subsidies in the last school year.

And as job losses continue, state Supt. Tony Evers says the number of low-income students will keep growing for another year or two.

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The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism said almost 38 percent of the state's elementary youngsters qualified for free or reduced price school lunches last year, up from 30 percent the year before.

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