This weekend, I’m packing my bags and heading to sunny Florida for the National Education Association Education Support Professionals (NEA ESP) National Conference. This is one of my favorite conferences because it highlights the important roles ESPs play in transforming schools and communities.
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The following post is written by NEA Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss. As we take time during the school year to celebrate special observances and individuals, I couldn’t resist in lending my voice to promote National School Breakfast Week. It’s a yearly event where we not only honor the important men and women who help serve and… Read more »
We love school breakfast and Breakfast in the Classroom — and we know educators do, too! Whenever we help roll out a Breakfast in the Classroom program in a school or district, we hear so much positive feedback from all of the staff who are involved. Students who eat breakfast are more attentive in class, and learning… Read more »
Too often, through no fault of their own, students arrive at school without having their basic needs met. Educators know that you cannot teach a child until their basic needs are met, which includes relief from hunger.
It’s mid-morning in the classroom. One student has just walked in late. Another child’s stomach grumbles loudly. Yet another student raises her hand and asks to go to the nurse – she has a headache and stomachache. The students are fidgety, and many of them aren’t able to concentrate on the lesson. While there could… Read more »
We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Princess Moss, Secretary-Treasurer of the National Education Association, to discuss the advantages of universal breakfast-in-the-classroom programs for students and teachers. Ms. Moss is an elementary music teacher from Louisa County, Virginia, and a long-time association and student advocate who sees Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) as… Read more »
Hunger is a particular menace to students living in high-poverty neighborhoods – it places those students at an academic disadvantage. That’s because students experiencing hunger have lower math scores and are more likely to repeat a grade.
A lot has happened since we joined Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom in 2010. Lots of planning, creating resources, training educators…we even changed our name from NEA Health Information Network to NEA Healthy Futures! But most importantly, we have been helping to feed more students school breakfast.