Health & Wellness

5/29/2013

5/29/2013

It’s serious allegation, made by health care professionals: Many schools in the Chicago area are not obeying one Illinois law, and that could be putting some students in jeopardy.

5/29/2013

The deadly tornado that swept through Moore, Okla., and flattened or severely damaged two elementary schools last week, hit especially close to home for the Lake Local School District.

5/28/2013

5/28/2013

A pilot Active Schools Project that gets students involved in an hour of physical activity a day is catching on in 50 Wisconsin schools over the next three years.

5/24/2013

5/24/2013

Superintendents, school administrators and safety professionals across the country are required to make the best, informed decisions for students’ safety and security needs. In order to mitigate risks associated with emergency evacuations, school districts, colleges and universities must have a proper plan in place.

5/23/2013

5/23/2013

Classes were out when the Sunday tornadoes decimated Joplin in 2011, but on Monday, the schools in Moore, Okla., were in. Seven children died at Plaza Towers Elementary School, some of them drowning after a pipe burst in the basement where they hid.

5/21/2013

5/21/2013

A trial to consider whether yoga is a secular exercise or a form of religion that’s inappropriate for public schools was scheduled to start Monday in San Diego Superior Court.

5/20/2013

5/20/2013

During lunch recess at Oak Manor Elementary School, most of the thirsty kids did not visit a drinking fountain to get water. Instead, they lined up to fill their colorful plastic bottles at the school's nifty new "hydration station."

5/20/2013

A playground program at many Portland-area elementary schools significantly curbs bullying, improves school climate and increases vigorous student activity, a new study shows.

5/16/2013

5/16/2013

Dicenzo said she recently received an email from the district's nursing supervisor, reminding teachers about food items allowed during the school day. 

5/16/2013

The randomized controlled trial of Playworks, a nonprofit organization that delivers a safe, healthy recess in low-income elementary schools in 22 U.S. cities, found that the program reduced bullying, enhanced feelings of safety at school, increased vigorous physical activity during recess, and provided more time for classroom teaching.

5/14/2013

5/14/2013

Students should notice West Virginia's ambitious new plan to target child hunger while improving academic performance when they arrive this fall.

5/10/2013

5/10/2013

I have been a school social worker in the small Westmoreland Central School District in central New York for 26 years. And I have experienced what is now documented in research, that schools are seeing more children with mental health difficulties, such as fear and anxiety.

5/9/2013

5/9/2013

For the first time, new K-12 science standards issued in April include climate change. But the standards, written by a consortium of science and education groups in consultation with 26 states, are only voluntary and could take years to roll out.

5/9/2013

As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.

5/9/2013

As KTVB has reported, the district has been making steep cuts to school programs and staff to make up for its $5 million budget deficit.

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