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Inauguration Week—What Do Educators Anticipate with the new Trump Administration?

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on January 13, 2017



With the beginning of a new presidential administration just around the corner, many educators are questioning the future of educational programs. What policies can educators anticipate for PreK-12 education with the elected Trump administration? While only time can tell what changes will occur, here are initiatives currently being discussed among educators.

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The science behind our nutrition: Should school-funded meals be a priority?

Posted by Tahlea Jankoski on January 03, 2017


As school meals become more expensive and school budgets dwindle, the question of priorities comes into play. Should schools provide daily meals to students to ensure they receive adequate nutrition? 

Skipping nutrition decreases academic performance

When a child lacks nutritious foods, the result can be behavior problems, short attention spans, and exhaustion, all affecting the student's ability to learn. A study in the Journal of School Health found that performance in school and cognitive function testing in school-aged children is largely dependent on nutrition. It's long known that children who skip breakfast tend to do poorly in classroom settings.

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