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Education support professionals (ESPs) support the needs of the whole child. Schools couldn’t do it without them! The National Education Association (NEA) ESP Quality department unveiled a new online publication this year highlighting ESP’s important work and their role in student success, including how they help keep students physically and emotionally healthy. Check out the Digibook today!
Disasters can affect anyone, anywhere. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created a curriculum for teachers grades 1-12 to enhance students’ knowledge of disasters and the importance of being prepared, with learning activities aligned to core subject standards. Need another great resource? Download the NEA Healthy Futures’ School Crisis Guide.
Did you know that 1 in 3 young people are overweight or obese? Obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past thirty years. If this trend continues, the current generation of youth could be the first to live sicker and die younger than their parents’ generation. Childhood obesity can be addressed through programs and strategies that create healthier schools and communities. Be sure to Bag the Junk and get involved!