Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association and TC's Charles Basch, Richard March Hoe Professor of Health and Education
TC's Charles Basch, Richard March Hoe Professor of Health and Education, moderated a panel at the White House of the Educational Support Professionals who were selected as Champions of Change -- school support professionals in pre-K-12 and higher education who are doing extraordinary things every day in our nation’s schools. Also present was Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association, pictured with Basch.
Basch's research documents the connection of health care, nutrition and other support services to academic success for low-income students. He helped design the The Children's Health Fund initiative, called "Healthy and Ready to Learn," based on his research showing that eight health issues that disproportionately affect poor children have an impact on learning.
Published Tuesday, May. 17, 2016 on Teachers College, Columbia University Website Homepage