EdSource Today Reports: Health, Nutrition, Fitness

Under new law, school nurses aim to stop rise in vaccination opt-outs

Under new law, school nurses aim to stop rise in vaccination opt-outs

Interested in vaccination rates at your child’s school? Want to see how vaccination rates vary between charter, private and public schools throughout California? Check out the EdSource vaccination data app. In her 33 years as a ... … Read entire article »

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Report finds more students with serious medical needs, but few school nurses

Report finds more students with serious medical needs, but few school nurses

Five-year-old Gabriella Dominguez spends 20 minutes every hour in the back of her transitional kindergarten classroom consuming mini-meals she finds dreadfully unappetizing: no water, no sugar, no fat, the occasional cracker and lots of bland ... … Read entire article »

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Electric school buses roll out in effort to reduce emissions

Electric school buses roll out in effort to reduce emissions

An all-electric school bus quietly began transporting students in the Escondido Union High School District on Thursday, part of a state-funded pilot program meant to introduce districts to the merits of bus fleets that are ... … Read entire article »

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Commission opposes proposal to authorize military instructors to teach physical education

Commission opposes proposal to authorize military instructors to teach physical education

Over the opposition of its chair Linda Darling-Hammond and a positive recommendation from it staff, the state Commission on Teacher Credentialing narrowly defeated a proposal Friday that would have authorized military instructors to teach physical ... … Read entire article »

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Proposal would allow military instructors to teach physical education

Proposal would allow military instructors to teach physical education

High school military instructors could become authorized physical education teachers if a contentious regulation change before the state Commission on Teacher Credentialing is approved Friday. The rule change would allow Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) ... … Read entire article »

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Unhealthy eating and lack of exercise are top health concerns for state’s children, poll finds

Unhealthy eating and lack of exercise are top health concerns for state’s children, poll finds

Eating junk food and not exercising are the biggest health risks for California children, outpacing concerns about illegal drugs or violence, according to a new poll of state voters released Wednesday. The Field Poll found that ... … Read entire article »

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Bill to offer ‘teledentistry’ care in schools passes Assembly, moves to Senate

Bill to offer ‘teledentistry’ care in schools passes Assembly, moves to Senate

With dental disease a major issue in student health and school attendance – 24 percent of California school children have never seen a dentist – a bill to increase student access to dental care through remote ... … Read entire article »

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Schools failing to protect students from sexual abuse by school personnel, federal report says

Schools failing to protect students from sexual abuse by school personnel, federal report says

The failure of U.S. schools to protect students from sexual abuse by school personnel is a story of district cover-ups, lack of training, incomplete teacher background checks and little guidance from the U.S. Department of ... … Read entire article »

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New ‘trauma-informed’ approach to behavioral disorders in special education

New ‘trauma-informed’ approach to behavioral disorders in special education

They are the lowest achieving students in a field plagued by low achievement. Students diagnosed as emotionally disturbed perform the poorest of all students in special education, although they have no cognitive deficits. More than two out ... … Read entire article »

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School lunch still healthy despite rule change, nutritionists say

School lunch still healthy despite rule change, nutritionists say

The two-ounce hamburger is no longer the rule for school lunches, after the federal government this month permanently removed limits on the amount of protein and grain allowed in meals under the federally subsidized National School ... … Read entire article »

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