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Ending Childhood Hunger: A Social Impact Analysis

Share Our Strength, 2013. (PDF, 10 pgs.)

This report, conducted by Deloitte and the No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices, shows that federal programs like school breakfast are important in the fight to end childhood hungry. Using third party studies and publicly available data, the report provided frameworks to connect outcomes from the School Breakfast Program with long-term benefits. The analysis shows there are dramatic potential impacts associated with the simple act of feeding kids a healthy school breakfast, including positive, large-scale outcomes in education, economics and health.

National School Climate Standards: Benchmarks to Promote Effective Teaching, Learning and Comprehensive School Improvement

National School Climate Center, 2009. (PDF, 21 pgs.)

The Center and the National School Climate Council developed School Climate
Standards to support schools, districts, and states in effectively aligning education
policy with practice. The school climate improvement model is designed to support
K-12 schools in actualizing these standards.  Over 20 national organizations –
including ASCD – have endorsed the Standards.
 

Doesn’t Every Child Deserve a Memorable Summer?

National Summer Learning Association, 2009. (PDF, 2 pgs.)

The National Summer Learning Association’s Research in Brief series profiles key studies about summer learning and highlights the findings in easy-to-understand language. These briefs can help inform the choices that parents, program providers and policymakers make when selecting and designing summer programs for youth. This Research in Brief issue provides research findings on what children face once the school doors close for the summer. To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. This is especially true during the summer months. All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. 

Summertime and Weight Gain

National Summer Learning Association, 2009. (PDF, 2 pgs.)

The National Summer Learning Association’s Research in Brief series profiles key studies about summer learning and highlights the findings in easy-to-understand language. These briefs can help inform the choices that parents, program providers and policymakers make when selecting and designing summer programs for youth. This Research in Brief issue provides research findings on summertime child weight gain and describes what this research means for children and society as a whole. 

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.

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?

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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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