Adolescent Girls Report Dance Has Positive Influence

Published Jan. 25, 2013 | Schooled in Sports/Education Week


Adolescent girls in Sweden reported that an 8-month dance intervention program had a positive influence on their self-esteem and confidence. Some 140 girls selected for the study had visited the school nurse with complaints often associated with stress or low self-esteem. About half of the girls were randomly placed in the intervention group, where they were given dance classes two times a week for 8 months.

Coca-Cola Joins Anti-Obesity Discussion

Published on Jan. 23, 2013 – Schooled in Sports/Education Week


The Coca-Cola Company announced their intent to join the anti-obesity discussion with two spot ads. The first, which aired Jan. 14 highlights what the company has done over the last 15 years to help consumers make better choices through nutrition labeling, and offering smaller portion sizes. The second, which aired Jan. 16, is more of a montage of activities you can participate in to help burn those calories you just drank.

School Security in the News

Published on Jan. 18, 2013 – State EdWatch Blog/Education Week


A month after 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., many states and school districts throughout the country are taking steps to sharpen their focus on ensuring students are safe.

These are some of the actions taken by select states ranging from community-organized groups to bills allowing school staff to carry weapons on K-12 campuses.