Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Raceland Raceland Cultural and Performing Arts Center 6:00-8:00
Thursday, October 21, 2010 Argillite Argillite Elementary School 6:00-8:00
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From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.
The alcohol industry has a voluntary standard of not placing ads in magazines in which at least 30 percent of the readership is too young to buy alcohol legally. And an examination says ads in these magazines fell to almost nothing between 2001 and 2008.
But David Jernigan of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says that, when underage people see the ads anyway, it’s more likely to be in magazines that have higher proportions of young readers.
"The percent of youth exposure from ads placed in magazines that they are more likely per capita to be reading than adults has actually increased, from 69 percent to 78 percent of their exposure." (12 seconds)
The study was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Learn more at hhs.gov.
HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Ira Dreyfuss.
A typical rural Midwestern kid, Von Behrens first tried smokeless tobacco to "fit in" on a camping trip. The addiction followed him to the baseball field, where many of his peers and Major League heroes chewed tobacco, and by 17 he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma.
The cancer in Von Behrens's mouth spread quickly. Now 32 years old, 34 surgeries have claimed his lower jaw, half of his neck muscles, his lymph nodes and a third of his tongue.
United Communities to Advance our Neighborhoods is dedicated to decreasing the number of children who end up left behind. We can not just leave it to the schools. We aim to support the schools that especially lack some of the components necessary for ALL students to achieve. With that charge, we must unite all areas of the community to present all possibilities to all of our youth. It is then up to them, but now, it is up to you". UCAN, Inc. Founding President, Brenda Martin."Kentucky’s future depends on educating youth
well. Youth are most likely to succeed in school
when they have qualified teachers, low student teacher
ratios, opportunities for after-school
activities, and schools in good physical condition.1
One goal of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
(NCLB) was to ensure all children have access to
these learning opportunities. NCLB requires each
state to measure Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
toward academic achievement through academic
indicators like math and reading scores, as well
as other indicators like graduation rates for high
2. NCLB also monitors the progress of specific
student subpopulations including African-
American, Asian, Hispanic, and White students;
students receiving free or reduced-price lunches;
students with limited English proficiency; and
students with disabilities.
3 All of these subgroups
must attain AYP for a school or state to have
achieved overall AYP. In 2007, Kentucky met the
target goals for math and reading for students of
all races, students with limited English proficiency,
and students receiving free or reduced-price
lunch but failed to meet the goal in either
subject for students with disabilities. Schools
identified as needing improvement often lack the
components necessary for students to achieve,
and students of color,students with disabilities,
and economically disadvantaged students are
disproportionately impacted by such school limitations".
Excerpt from Kentucky Kids Count Data Book 2007, "Academic Achievement".