Healthy schools

NYC schools no longer will report COVID cases, but students and staff still need to isolate for five days.
Studies have shown Newark is one of the hottest cities in the nation. With temperatures soaring into the 90s, parents are raising concerns about inoperable water fountains and no air conditioning systems in schools.
Six in 10 U.S. adults are in favor of providing all students with free lunch, a new national poll found. The results come as more states adopt universal school meal programs.
At least nine states will offer free breakfast and lunch to all students this year. That number could grow, though concerns about cost remain.
Offering free school meals for all students succeeds in increasing take-up of breakfast and lunch at school. Evidence of its impact on academic improvement is more mixed, but suggests some benefits.
The organizations will add an additional $1.8 million to the initial Ballmer Group donation of $2.76 million
Memphis students return to classes for a new school year that could turn out to be pivotal.
NYC families can quickly locate the nearest free summer meal sites for their children, thanks to a text service from No Kid Hungry.
This year’s budget includes an additional $5 million for opening public school pools for free lessons.
Bronx student Jose Santana explores school start times on the Miseducation podcast from The Bell, which trains New York City high school students in audio journalism.
The health centers in 12 schools are intended to curb student absenteeism and provide families with critical and convenient resources.
Air quality conditions in New Jersey improved on Friday prompting students to return to school.
High school students, those who attend schools that serve grades 6-12, and other alternative programs will shift to remote learning on Friday.
Nearly half the states fund school-based health centers. Yet keeping them open is a constant challenge, and some want Congress to do more.
Officials have said little about their plans for Friday, though, when high school students are scheduled to return to their campuses.
New Jersey school districts are canceling outdoor activities in response to the unhealthy air conditions caused by wildfire smoke from Canada entering the area.
New York City canceled recess, Public School Athletic League sports competitions, and outdoor field days on Wednesday due to the unhealthy air quality.
Expanded education programs on nutrition and a greater offering of plant-based foods are among the plans outlined in a new report.
Health officials confirmed on Friday that some students contracted Haemophilus influenzae.
Parents of children ages 4-7 are urged to monitor their children for symptoms, which include fever, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, and abdominal pain.
Healthy Kids Colorado survey finds that a quarter of youth say they could get access to a loaded gun within 24 hours. Most teen gun deaths are suicides.
On three Wednesdays in a row, hoax swatting threats kept these Aspen students in their classrooms. On the fourth Wednesday, teachers called a ski day.
Colorado is one of just 10 states that doesn’t require CPR training in high school.
Un número creciente de distritos escolares de Colorado ofrecerá almuerzo gratis a todos los estudiantes el próximo año, incluidos los de Denver, Douglas County, y Greeley-Evans.
President Biden said federal funds will pay to replace lead pipes in hundreds of thousands of schools and child care centers. In the meantime, many are dealing with high lead levels now.
In December, 8 of 24 Colorado districts surveyed by Chalkbeat were undecided about offering free meals next year. Now, only 2 are still unsure.
Trust for Public Land and Congregation Ahavas Sholom will build a playground at Lincoln Elementary School at no cost to Newark Public Schools.
Comidas gratis para todos los estudiantes de Colorado. Esa fue la promesa de la Propuesta FF. Averigüa si tu distrito escolar tiene planes de participar en el nuevo programa de comidas.
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