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School health & wellness news roundup: Week of Mar. 2, 2015

From this week’s news: Tackling Eating Disorders with School-Based Initiatives US News & World Report: Experts across the country report seeing eating disorders diagnosed earlier in life, with children as young as 10 years old seeking treatment. Other…
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School health & wellness news roundup: Week of Feb. 9, 2015

From this week’s news: School recess offers benefits to student well-being, educator reports Phys Org: A high-quality recess program can help students feel more engaged, safer and positive about the school day, according to Stanford research. Researchers…
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School health & wellness news roundup: Week of Feb. 2, 2015.

From this week’s news: New theoretical framework for future studies of resilience Science Daily: Stress, traumatic events, and difficult life situations play a significant role in the development of many mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety,…
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School health & wellness news roundup: Week of Jan. 19, 2015

From this week’s news: Connection between childhood adversity, psychiatric disorders seen at cellular level Science Daily: In a new study published in Biological Psychiatry, researchers identify an association between biological changes on the cellular…
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New article about City Connects' work in Springfield, Ohio

The Springfield (OH) News Sun recently published an article about Catholic Central, a pre-k to grade 12 campus that is in its second year of implementing City Connects across all grades. In the article, “Catholic Central a flagship of national student…
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School health & wellness news roundup: Week of Jan. 5, 2015

From this week’s news: Bullies and Their Victims May Be at Higher Risk of Suicide HealthDay: A new analysis of research from around the world suggests that kids involved in bullying are at higher risk of suicidal thoughts and actions. Victims, bullies,…
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School health & wellness news roundup: Week of Feb.16, 2015

From this week’s news: Nearly Half Of Low-Income Kids Don’t Eat Breakfast. Here’s 1 Way to Fix That The Huffington Post: Of the 21 million kids who received free- or reduced-price lunch last year, only 11.2 million of them ate breakfast. Students often…
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School health & wellness news roundup: Week of Feb. 2, 2015

From this week’s news: A combination of early-life risk factors ‘could quadruple the risk of childhood obesity’ Medical News Today: In the US, the rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled over the past 3 decades. But in a new study, researchers…
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Report: Schools, Partners Must Do More to Address External Barriers to Academic Success

Today, WBUR’s education blog Learning Lab took a closer look at the Rennie Center’s “Condition of Education in the Commonwealth” report and policy recommendations. The story, “Report: Schools, Partners Must Do More to Address External Barriers to Academic…
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City Connects Highlighted as Promising Model for Reform in New Report

The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy has highlighted City Connects as a promising example of how to serve students effectively in the second annual Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report released today. In the accompanying 2015…
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School health & wellness news roundup: Week of Jan. 12, 2015

From this week’s news: Coalition Aims to Help Educators Address Student Grief in Schools Ed Week Rules for Engagement Blog: In a 2012 survey, 69 percent of responding teachers reported having at least one grieving student in their classroom but only…
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School health and wellness news roundup: Week of Dec. 29, 2014

From this week’s news: Parents’ Imprisonment Linked to Children’s Health, Behavioral Problems PBR: Compared children under age 18 with similar socioeconomic characteristics and family backgrounds, children with an incarcerated parent were more than three…
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