ERIC Number: EJ706572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
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Stateline: Summertime Harvest and a Farmers' Market of Interesting Policies
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n2 p102 Oct 2004
This article summarizes the efforts of legislators in studying up on what they might do to affect how well kids learn after the summer break. Some of the legislators' work leaned toward improving students' health, while some targeted dropouts or civic education. Most of the capitol-dome work appears to have matched the typical garden: a few vegetables that are good for you but not much fun to eat, basics that everyone eats and most everyone loves, kid-friendly watermelon and corn-on-the-cob, some perennials that should bloom lushly every year, and annuals that we can decide to keep or replace in future gardens. This article provides some samples of the produce and bouquets--a bit of something for every taste.
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, State Legislation, Eating Habits, Citizenship Education, Physical Activities, Obesity, Nutrition, Legislators, Kindergarten, Disadvantaged Youth, Civics
Phi Delta Kappa International, Inc., 408 N. Union St., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789. Web site: http://www.pdkintl.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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