ERIC Number: ED510285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: N/A
Coalition for Healthier Schools Position Statement and Recommendations
Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
Each school day, 55 million children and 7 million adults--that's 20% of the total U.S. population and 98% of all children--spend their workdays inside school buildings. Unfortunately, too many of the nation's 125,000 public and private K-12 schools are "unhealthy" buildings that can harm their health and hinder learning. Today, clear and convincing research shows that improving specific factors such as school indoor environmental quality improves attendance, academic performance, and productivity. This paper presents a list of recommendations offered by the Coalition for Healthier Schools to promote child and adult health, improve education, and create healthier communities. [For "Coalition for Healthier Schools Position Statement. Improving Education, Child Health, the Environment, and Communities," see ED510050. Additional sponsorship for this message was provided by: American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees; Alliance for Healthy Homes; Apollo Alliance; Beyond Pesticides; Children's Environmental Health Network; Healthy Children-Healthy World; Connecticut Foundation for Environmentally Safe Schools; Environmental Defense; Funders Forum on Environment and Education; Healthy Kids: The Key to Basics (MA); Green Schools Initiative/CA; Improving Kids Environment (IN); Initiative for Children's Environmental, Health; Learning Disabilities Association of America; Marin Golden Gate Learning Disabilities Association (CA); Massachusetts Healthy Schools Network; National Center for Environmental Health Strategies; National Education Association Health Information Network; New Jersey Work Environment Council; New Jersey Work Environment Council; New Jersey Environmental Federation; Oregon Environmental Council; Physicians for Social Responsibility; Twenty-first Century Schools Fund (DC); West Harlem Environmental Action; League of Conservation Voters, Washington, DC; National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and over 200 more organizations nationwide.]
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Buildings, Pollution, Academic Achievement, Position Papers, Child Health, Educational Improvement, Adults, Health, Health Promotion, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Environment, Environmental Standards, Public Schools, Private Schools
Healthy Schools Network, Inc. 773 Madison Avenue 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12208. Tel: 518-462-0632: Fax: 518-462-0433; Web site: http://www.healthyschools.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; American Lung Association; American Public Health Association; National Education Association; National PTA; Natural Resources Defense Council; Public Education Network; National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
Authoring Institution: Healthy Schools Network, Inc.