Articles tagged with ASBJ

Importance of good nutrition becoming a staple of national discourse

A story in the Sunday New York Times highlighted the efforts Philadelphia’s public schools are taking to combat childhood obesity— and the challenges they face in doing so. I took a look at the issue last year for ASBJ, traveling down to Huntington, West Virginia, which had once been billed as the fattest city in America, a dubious distinction that earned them a visit and a makeover from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who goes into greater detail about this project here:

Naomi Dillon|March 28th, 2011|Categories: Wellness, American School Board Journal|Tags: , , , , , |

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0311CoverASBJIf you’ve been in education long enough, you know that change, widespread, systemic change takes an even longer time.

So, it’s been a surprise to everyone how quickly participation, cooperation, and agreement on a set of common standards for language arts and math came together. What does it mean for your state?

The March cover story by Senior Editor Lawrence Hardy aims to answer that, while a companion piece by frequent ASBJ contributor, Douglas Reeves, provides five essential actions every school district should take in anticipation of the standards.

To be sure, ASBJ holds the quality of its content to a high standard and we hope you agree as you peruse the March edition, now available online.

Naomi Dillon|March 2nd, 2011|Categories: NSBA Publications, American School Board Journal|Tags: , |
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