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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.

The Progress of Education Reform - Summer Learning

Education Commission of the States, 2009. (PDF 6 pgs.)

Transcending the punitive and remedial model of summer school, summer learning’s new form is an artful blend of core academic learning, hands-on activities, 21st century skills, arts, sports and meaningful relationships.

2009 Health and Wellness Best Practices Guide for Colorado School Districts

Colorado Legacy Foundation, 2009. (PDF, 24 pgs.)

Designed for administrators, school board members, parents and community members, this online guide highlights school district level best practices for healthy schools, students and staff. A shorter version of this guide is available for download in English and Spanish.

"We Move Kids": The Consensus Report from the Roundtable to Examine Strategies for Promoting Walking in the School Environment

The American College of Sports Medicine, 2008. (web report, available for purchase)

In conjunction with the Walking for Health Conference, a dialog between practicing school teachers and a group of researchers was initiated to identify practical and effective strategies for increasing physical activity, particularly walking, in the school setting.

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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.