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In Tempe, Arizona, the phone number for a suicide hotline is printed on every student’s ID badge, teachers are trained to spot and respond to warning signs in students, and administrators don’t use euphemisms when discussing the topic.
Despite districts’ best efforts, at least one in five students with ADHD do not receive school services, according to a recent study.
Raising awareness among teachers and administrators helps to better identify students struggling with unstable housing and then connect them with the services and supports available.
Nap time has significant academic benefits for preschool and kindergarten students, according to recent research funded by the National Science Foundation.
School districts around the country are experimenting with starting classes later to allow students to get extra sleep. While some dismiss the idea as pampering, Nathaniel F. Watson says there […]
In his first year as superintendent, Manny Caulk opened the new grant-funded office, created academic excellence strategies, redesigned high schools and launched a volunteer campaign.
As the school psychologist shortage grows, some districts have turned to telehealth to provide mental health care for students.
Amid rising parent and pediatrician concerns about the impact of devices on students’ psychological and social development, some schools have started monitoring the amount of time students spend in front of screens.
A look at how, and why, districts implement "lice allowed" policies.
Ideas about partnerships that can be formed to facilitate new wellness programs and initiatives.
Ideas on why and how to create faculty staff wellness programs in schools.
A list of potential partnership opportunities that can be formed to facilitate new wellness programs and initiatives.
Important information reguarding egg allergies.
Ideas on why and how to evaluate your school wellness programs.
Tips for administrators on how to plan a highly targeted and useful evaluation of your school wellness program.
Information on implementing successful farm to school programs.
Alternatives to providing food in the school environment as rewards, at celebrations, and for fundraisiers.
Important information regarding gluten intolerance.
Why food should not be used as a reward or punishment for a child’s behavior.