The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, our nation's top nutrition advice, are updated and issued by the federal government every five years. For the first time, the 2015 Guidelines may highlight the benefits of eating in a way that is good for environmental sustainability as well as personal health. TC experts weigh in on the critical need to include sustainability in the revised guidelines.
This spring, Congress will decide whether to reauthorize the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), known since 2002 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The law has been both hailed as a major step toward ensuring that all students succeed, and criticized for an undue emphasis on testing that has narrowed curriculum and penalized schools in poverty. With Congress debating these and related issues in an NCLB rewrite, we asked experts from the extended TC family for their perspectives.
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Welcome to Views on the News, an online journal of analysis curated by the External Affairs team at Teachers College. Enlisting the expertise of TC's faculty, alumni, students and leadership, Views on the News offers timely analysis and lively commentary on news events and current trends in education, health, nutrition, organizational leadership and other fields within the College's core areas of research, policy and practice.