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Consumer Reports School Safety Alert Program

Consumers Union, 2011. (web resource)

Consumer Reports has launched a major new initiative to deliver critical, time-sensitive information on recalled and unsafe products to the homes of millions of school-aged children. It is teaming up with the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to distribute Web-based safety alerts and recall notices on children's products including toys, food, furniture, and clothing.

Cities in Crisis: A Special Analytic Report on High School Graduation

Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, 2008. (PDF, 16 pgs.)

This new report supported by America's Promise Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation provides stark data on the gap in graduation rates between urban and suburban areas of major metropolitan centers.

Childhood Obesity & Schools

National School Boards Association (NSBA), 2010. (web resource)

NSBA shares information on childhood obesity, why it matters for schools, and the role school leaders play in addressing childhood obesity. Find relevant data and research; resources for developing sound policies and practices related to childhood obesity; and examples of school successes in addressing childhood obesity.

All Together Now: Sharing Responsibility for the Whole Child

Coalition for Community Schools for ASCD, 2006. (PDF, 23 pgs.)

This paper discusses strategies policymakers and educators can use to provide a more balanced education for students.

Adolescent Health, Wellness, and Safety

Association for Middle Level Education (ALME), 2006. (web article)

A research summary from the NMSA addressing the specific health, wellness, and safety needs of adolescents.

A National Snapshot of Local School Wellness Policies

Journal of School Health, American School Health Association (ASHA), 2008. (article, available for purchase)

The study finds schools need assistance in staff development, implementation, revision, and evaluation of wellness policies as mandated by the federal government.

School Climate Research Summary: August 2012

National School Climate Center, 2012. (PDF, 21 pgs.)

There has been an explosion of interest in school climate in America and abroad. This 2012 research brief summarizes this work. Showing research that proves students are more likely to succeed when they feel connected to school, and offers advice for schools to increase connectedness.

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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.