Did you know that 1 in 5 kids in the United States don’t get the food that they need? When students are full, they can concentrate on learning. That’s why we are part of the Challenge to End Student Hunger. Open to NEA members, member schools, local and state affiliates, this challenge provides awards to help you continue serving your school community or raise awareness on this important issue. Click here to learn more about the awards program. Together, we can #FightStudentHunger.
Taking Back the Streets and Sidewalks
October is a gorgeous time of year to be outdoors – there’s a crispness to the air and Mother Nature puts on quite a show. But some communities are not as safe as they could be, and time-honored traditions like walking to school present a daily challenge. That’s where Taking Back the Streets and Sidewalks from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership comes in. This resource highlights how to improve community safety for children and youth, making the pathways to schools safe for all.
Bullying Prevention in the Classroom
Did you know that 1 out of every 4 students report being bullied during the school year according to recent bullying statistics? Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for depression, anxiety and sleep difficulties, while students who bully others are at increased risk for substance use and academic problems. October is National Bullying Prevention Month. For great information on how you can do your part, check out NEA’s Bully Free: It Starts with Me campaign, including resources on how educators can
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