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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.

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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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.

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.

Recommendations on Helpful Ways for School Professionals and Families to Talk about Mental Health Related Concerns

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and coalition partners, 2007. (PDF, 2 pgs.)

Developed by a national coalition of parents, educators, mental health professionals, and physicians, this tip sheet helps educators and families talk together about children's mental health issues.

New Directions for Student Support

Center for Mental Health in Schools, 2007. (PDF, 44 pgs.)

The latest in a series of reports to explore the status of organized efforts to provide student supports, this report determines what efforts were being made to move toward developing comprehensive systemic approaches for addressing barriers to learning and teaching.

Whole Child Newsletter: Pathways to Success

ASCD, 2011 (web resource)

Did you know that recent molecular biology research has detailed how physical activity has a positive influence on your ability to learn, emotional stability, and physical health?

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.

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.

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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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