New School Health Data System Ramps Up
October 2, 2015
By Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat Colorado | September 30, 2015
About 350 Colorado schools will try out a new survey this year that measures how well they incorporate health and wellness into all aspects of school life, from curriculum and meals to student services and school culture. The online tool, Healthy Schools Smart Source, is meant to give school leaders information about how their practices in areas such as nutrition, physical activity and social-emotional health stack up to those at other public schools in the state. Citing the link between student health and achievement, advocates say Smart Source will help schools identify and track practices that make students better learners.