The Associated Press reports that schools are blocking huge numbers of poor children from getting free tutoring, civil rights advocates and private tutoring companies said Thursday, February 16. In a Capitol meeting sponsored by House and Senate education leaders of both parties, tutoring providers pointed to what they called an unkept federal promise. Low-income parents are supposed to get a free tutor for any child who goes to a school that gets federal poverty aid but has not made steady progress for three straight years…