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My Teacher Doesn't Like Me! Understanding and Resolving Student-Teacher Conflicts

Education Update, ASCD, 2006. (web article, available for purchase)

Teachers who understand why certain students get under their skin can better control their reactions and teach more effectively.

Move It! And Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes School Kit

National Diabetes Education Program American Indian Work Group, 2006. (PDF, 24 pgs.)

Encourage physical activity in the school setting to help reduce risk for diabetes among youth using fact sheets, customizable posters and newsletter items, resources, and activity ideas.

Measuring Skills for the 21st Century

Education Sector, 2008. (PDF, 18 pgs.)

Standing in the way of incorporating 21st-century skills into teaching and learning are widespread concerns about measurement. New assessments illustrate that the skills that really matter for the 21st century—the ability to think creatively and to evaluate and analyze information—can be measured accurately and in a common and comparable way.

Measurement Tools for Evaluating Out-of-School Time Programs: An Evaluation Resource

Harvard Family Research Project, 2008. (PDF, 53 pgs.)

A practical evaluation tool to help practitioners and evaluators choose appropriate evaluation methods for out-of-school time programs.

Making the Grade in a Global Economy

Is It Good For the Kids, ASCD, 2008. (web column)

It is crunch time for scaling up school reform in the United States. At stake is whether an entire generation of learners will fail to make the grade in a global economy. This editorial calls for systems, schools and communities to prepare whole children for the whole world.

Making the Connection: Health and Student Achievement

Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (SSDHPER), 2003. (PPT, 74 slides)

A presentation developed by SSDHPER and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) which presents the research supporting each aspect of a coordinated school health program in a clear and concise format.

Making Every Moment Count: Maximizing Quality Instructional Time

Multiple associations, 2007. (PDF, 31 pgs.)

A collaborative project that includes short papers by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the International Reading Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, and many other educational groups on their recommendations to promote effective use of class time.

Local Wellness Policies: Assessing School District Strategies for Improving Children's Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2009. (PDF, 102 pgs.)

While most students nationwide are enrolled in a school district with a wellness policy on the books, these policies are weak, failing to provide our children with the healthy foods and physical activity they need to learn and grow, according to a new report released by Bridging the Gap and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Learning, Arts, and the Brain

Dana Foundation, 2008. (PDF, 126 pgs.)

A multi-university report on arts and cognition reveals new insights into the arts-thinking skills connection.

Kids' Share 2010

Urban Institute, 2010. (PDF, 40 pgs.)

Kids' Share 2010 is the fourth annual examination of the federal spending trends and tax policies that support and affect children and families.



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