Every Student Succeeds Act does not differ sharply from No Child Left Behind law

Jordan Matsudaira is an economist who studies the impact of education and labor market policies and institutions on the outcomes of low-income Americans.  He previously served as Chief Economist of the Council of Economic Advisers in the White House. He says that the new act to replace the No Child Left Behind Law is not all […]

Changes in the classroom: education expert available to comment on Every Student Succeeds Act

A new education policy called the Every Student Succeeds Act could be signed into law this week, after receiving bipartisan support. Analysts say one of the biggest changes of the No Child Left Behind replacement policy is the shift of authority from the federal government to states and local districts. Cornell education expert John W. […]

School gardens weed out couch potatoes while sprouting fit kids

ITHACA, N.Y. – Planting a school garden into elementary school activities can teach about nutrition while boosting physical activity and exercise. A two-year Cornell University study of 12 elementary schools in New York state finds that children at schools with gardens were more physically active at school than before their schools had gardens. What’s more, […]

Debit cards deduct nutrition from school lunches

ITHACA, N.Y. – School cafeterias that accept only electronic payments may be inadvertently promoting junkier food and adding empty calories to students’ diets, say Cornell behavioral economists in the current issue of the journal Obesity. Paper and videos: http://foodpsychology.cornell.edu/op/debitcard To expedite long lunch lines and enable cleaner accounting, about 80 percent of schools use debit […]