Post Tagged with: "health"

Docs Urge Delayed School Start Times for Teens

This article originally appeared on usatoday.com    Let them sleep! That’s the message from the nation’s largest pediatrician group, which, in a new policy statement, says delaying the start of high school and middle school classes to 8:30 a.m. or later is “an effective countermeasure to chronic sleep loss” and the “epidemic” of delayed, insufficient, and erratic sleep patterns among the […]

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Poor Health, Poor Academic Performance Linked

Student health has a major impact on learning outcomes, according to a recent survey conducted by the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, AFSA Local 1, in New York City, and the Children’s Health Fund (CHF). Children in poor health or with health disadvantages tend to perform more poorly than others. To find out which health issues affect learning the […]

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Congress Plans Major Cuts to SNAP While Protecting Tax Loopholes for Corporations

Congress Plans Major Cuts to SNAP While Protecting Tax Loopholes for Corporations

While jobs remain scarce and middle-class families are still struggling to recover from the Great Recession, some of Washington’s politicians are making cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a top priority while they continue to protect outrageous tax loopholes for corporations and the wealthy. Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are proposing to cut $40 billion from […]

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