Here are some of the interesting educational articles that caught my attention this week. From maintaining healthy lifestyles through the summer to budget cuts and school closures of the future, these articles highlight some of the most interesting articles this week.
‘Let’s Move’ goal is to keep kids moving and healthy through summer – A local hospital is starting a program to keep kids active and healthy through the summer months. “Let’s Move” provides local schools with mentors that inspire and motivate children to lead healthy lifestyles. A summer contract with diet and exercise requirements will be rewarded with a surprise once students have completed it in the fall
School Libraries AXED: Librarian Layoffs As Schools Cope With Budget Crises – With school budgets being cut, many schools are getting rid of librarians. The American Association of School Administrators projects 19 percent of the nation’s school districts will have fewer librarians next year. Librarians play a crucial role in helping students learn and research during their time at school and are just as important as any other staff member.
Students face closure of alternative schools because of L.A. County budget cuts – Los Angeles County education officials are planning to close nearly two dozen alternative schools because of budget cuts. These schools currently serve juvenile offenders on probation, expelled students, pregnant teens and new mothers and others who cannot attend traditional schools for different reasons. Teachers hope they can keep their jobs while students hope these places that give them an opportunity to learn will remain open.
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