2015 Articles

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Was Signed Into Law

Dear Partner, We are excited to report that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), replacing No Child Left Behind, was signed into law on December 10. The law contains good news for the whole school community child (WSCC) approach to education. In the new federal legislation, health and physical education join subjects including art, civics, [...]

2020-01-14T12:13:49-05:00December 15th, 2015|

Transitioning To The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model

Research tells us that establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. We also know that there is a symbiotic relationship between learning and health and schools can play a critical role in promoting the health and well being of students. Since its introduction in [...]

2020-01-14T12:13:49-05:00December 10th, 2015|

Making The Connection Between Health And Academic Achievement

Now is a great time to revisit the research behind health and learning and to renew our commitment to providing a healthy school environment for all students. Schools play an important role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behaviors.1 A healthy school environment -- full of nutritious [...]

2020-01-14T12:13:49-05:00October 23rd, 2015|

Videos From The May 7, 2015 Coordinated School Health Summit

Celebrating Success: Working Together for Healthy Schools Welcome/Opening Remarks Nashon Hornsby, JD Dept. of Health, Division of Family Health Services Office of the Assistant Commissioner Keynote Gian Paul Gonzalez, M.Ed, Executive Director Hope + Future Inc. Using Data to Make Your Case and Measure Impact James McCall, PhD Assistant Professor, Rowan [...]

2020-01-14T12:13:49-05:00May 27th, 2015|