BOSTON (AP) — Boston city and public school officials are set to gather for a meeting on how bad health affects student performance.

Charles Basch, professor of health education at Columbia University Teachers College, will be the keynote speaker.

He authored a recent study that indicated that healthier students are better learners.

According to the study, student performance is negatively affected by things including asthma, lack of sufficient physical activity, skipping breakfast and hyperactivity.

The student groups most affected by poor health include blacks, Latinos and low-income students living in urban areas.

City officials say Tuesday’s meeting will identify opportunities to help eliminate health issues that create academic achievement gaps among students.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Comments (4)
  1. gramps says:

    Mr. Mayor,

    Now you’re going to allow your ‘SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS’ to make ‘health’ choices for the children of Boston?…….”WOW”!

    How can you look yourself in the mirror every morning & justify commenting (sticking your nose into) on a ‘judgement call’ made @ a high school football game ‘REF’ ……..Yet be “TOTALLY SILENT ABOUT THE HANDLING OF A THREAT OF A ‘SEXUAL HARASSMENT’ CHARGE AGAINST A 1ST GRADER BY YOUR SCHOOL DEPT. ADMINSTRATION”……?

    A story that went ‘NATION WIDE’!

    Again, we don’t want to know about the ‘kids’, we would like your statement regarding “YOUR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS”

    Will you back their decision like the ‘MIAA’ backed their ‘Ref’?

    What is the ‘health’ of the city’s ‘School Management Team’?

    You’re ‘HANDS OFF’!

    FIX IT!


  2. ole' gramps says:

    Providence, RItoGreensboro-High Point, NC

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