Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:45pm
Cedarbrook Middle School will delay its first day of school, scheduled for Sept. 3, due to a mold problem, according to Cheltenham School District. Superintendent Natalie Thomas described Cedarbrook’s mold issue to be a “fairly significant” problem and added that the district did not anticipate the school to open Sept. 4 either.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 7:53pm
Through a patchwork of nurses’ offices and independent clinics operating in schools, students can now get free emergency contraceptives like Plan B One-Step in more than 50 high school buildings, generally in neighborhoods with high teenage pregnancy rates.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 11:40am
Public schools sell sometimes-unhealthy snacks and fatty alternatives to balanced, government-regulated lunches for a simple reason: They earn hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to an exclusive Poughkeepsie Journal review of financial documents and menus and interviews with food service managers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 2:21pm
A Milwaukee-area community organization has found that two-thirds of the outdoor athletic and recreational facilities at public schools throughout the county are in terrible, poor or fair condition, a recently released report shows.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 1:33pm
Candy bars, doughnuts, and regular potato chips will become scarce in schools under new federal rules released Thursday, replaced by healthier options such as granola bars, trail mix, and baked chips. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's new "Smart Snacks in School" nutrition standards represent the first nutritional overhaul of school snacks in more than 30 years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:56am
Mindfulness, mental training that develops sustained attention, can change the way people think, act, and feel, reduce symptoms of stress and depression, and promote well-being among school children, according to a new study published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:51am
Russell County Middle School, part of the Russell County School District (Seale, Ala.), is one of 78 in Alabama considered failing, according to a list released Tuesday. Schools on the list could lose students and corresponding state funding if parents transfer their children to other schools and seek the state income tax credit the law allows to help them pay for such a move.