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ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs

American School Counselor Association (ASCA), 2012 (web resource)

 The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs outlines the components of a comprehensive school counseling program and brings school counseling professionals together around one vision and voice, which creates unity and focus on student achievement.

Learning4Life (L4) Building Level Toolkit

American Association of School Librarians (AASL), 2010. (web resource)

This toolkit is designed to help practitioners learn more about the key ideas of AASL's learning standards—a framework to which K–12 schools can aspire in creating meaningful student learning opportunities for students—and share those messages with others.

Teaching Screenagers

Educational Leadership, ASCD, 2011. (web publication)

Effectively teaching the digital generation, or screenagers, seems to involve two basics: embracing the tools that kids are immersed in and using these tools to engage students in core curriculum topics. Educational Leadership magazine shares numerous articles on connecting with digital learners.

School Health Policies and Programs Study 2006

Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006. (PDF, 4 pgs.)

A quick fact sheet from the latest School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) that identifies changes between 2000 and 2006 in school health policies and programs at the state, district, school, and classroom levels.

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Healthy, Policy

School Food Unwrapped: What's Available and What Our Kids Actually Are Eating

Child Trends, 2008. (PDF, 9 pgs.)

An examination of the prevalence of vending machines, school stores, other outlets in elementary schools that often provide non-nutritious foods, the types of food and beverages sold within these outlets, and student consumption of food at school among a nationally representative sample of fifth-grade students.

School Crisis Guide

National Education Association (NEA) Health Information Network, 2008. (PDF, 52 pgs.)

Comprehensive and easy-to-use resource to crisis management, including templates and resources for before, during, and after a crisis.

School Citizenship Climate Assessment

Education Commission of the States (ECS) National Center for Learning and Citizenship and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, 2006. (PDF, 11 pgs.)

An assessment instrument developed to measure characteristics of the school and classroom that relate to civic competencies.

Reshaping High Schools

Educational Leadership, ASCD, 2008. (web publication)

Find information on the reshaping of high schools, including a number of calls for policy changes, descriptions of reform models that work, and ways to improve high schools both systemically and incrementally. The authors make clear that a wealth of new choices needs to be developed because the typical high school culture is not working for so many.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher

ASCD, 2006. (book, available for purchase, 125 pgs.)

The first book written by someone who is both a neurologist and a classroom teacher identifies and translates the brain research most relevant to classroom teaching.

Research Review: School-based Health Interventions and Academic Achievement

Washington State Board of Health, 2009. (PDF, 33 pgs.)

This report provides important new evidence that links student health and academic performance. It identifies proven health interventions and practical resources that can positively affect both student health and academic achievement.

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Fast, Free, Online: The ASCD School Improvement Tool

Designed for use in schools and districts, the free ASCD School Improvement Tool offers educators a comprehensive and completely online needs assessment.

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