Health & Wellness

2/20/2013

2/20/2013
The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) has launched a new website, IAQ in Practice, to highlight school districts that have successfully improved air quality in their buildings.

2/15/2013

2/15/2013
Cartoon Network will soon announce the next milestone in the Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign, building on the momentum of a primetime documentary introduced by President Barack Obama, a growing bullying prevention pledge in partnership with Facebook, and school-based events with Maryland’s governor and the HHS Secretary.

2/14/2013

2/14/2013
Round Meadow Elementary School gives awards to the handful of students who make it through an entire school year with a perfect attendance record – that means no absences, no tardies, and no early sign-outs. No exceptions.

2/8/2013

2/8/2013
Colorado Springs health officials are investigating after students at a high school in Colorado Springs found bugs in their school lunch. Students say they were eating lunch Wednesday when they saw the bugs in their soup. The students at Harrison High School began throwing their lunches in the garbage.

2/7/2013

2/7/2013
To reduce the prevalence of school age bullying, researchers and educators recommend integrating a curriculum that incorporates social-emotional learning (SEL), a method for teaching children fundamental skills such as self-awareness, decision-making, and relationship skills.

2/6/2013

2/6/2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture submitted a proposal, congruent with first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to combat childhood obesity, that will essentially ban unhealthy foods from schools nationwide.

2/5/2013

2/5/2013
The Agriculture Department is proposing new rules that would blacklist high-calorie drinks, fatty chips and sugary snack cakes sold in vending machines or in lunch lines.

2/1/2013

2/1/2013
The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Junie began her role as a therapy dog at Prospect High School less than four months ago. It's just one of a number of ways high schools across the country are trying to address what some call an epidemic of stressed-out, overwhelmed students.

1/29/2013

1/29/2013
With a 73 percent increase from 2010, in 2012, New York City public schools placed 1,756 orders to pizza joints.

1/28/2013

1/28/2013
In addition to stricter rules for the type of food schools serve, the HealthierUS Schools Challenge was started in 2004 to reward schools that go above and beyond.

1/24/2013

1/24/2013
The National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Association of Elementary School Principals issued the following statement in response to President Obama's proposals to reduce gun violence.
1/24/2013

Citing an excessive number of unpaid student lunch charges, the Springfield school district has capped the number of times a student can charge starting Feb. 4.

1/23/2013

1/23/2013
Bullying is not only a problem that is becoming more familiar to people, but it is also one that young children are having to deal with on a regular basis.
1/23/2013
The tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo. in May 2011 killed more than 150 people, demolished thousands of homes and businesses, and damaged or destroyed 10 public schools. To encourage students to discuss their feelings, the Joplin School District partnered with a local mental health center to offer students a free, 24-hour communication tool that allows them to confidentially reach out for help.

1/22/2013

1/22/2013
A new United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant designed to help schools respond to the growing demand for locally-sourced foods and to increase opportunities for local producers and food businesses will make it easier for area farmers to supply thousands of students in northern Michigan with fresh, locally-grown produce.

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