The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation held its “Let’s Move! Flash Workout” this afternoon, where middle school students across the country danced to a pre-choreographed “Let’s Move!” exercise routine featuring Beyoncé to demonstrate support for First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative aimed at curbing childhood obesity. NSBA was a partner in the event. Watch the video and read NSBA’s statement of support.
In other news, studies show that early childhood education shows big rewards in boosting young children’s readiness for school, particularly those from disadvantaged populations, but states are cutting the programs’ funding in the wake of major budget shortfalls, CBS News reports
A new study finds that students who work more than 15 hours a week in high school show lower rates of college completion, increased problem behaviors and decreased school engagement, according to USA Today And the Beverly Hills Unified school district in California is setting perhaps the loftiest fundraising goal in K-12 history: $1 million in one week, the Los Angeles Times reports. Donations would help retain about two dozen teachers and staff members who would otherwise be laid off.