Healthy and Ready to Learn in the News

PBS: American Graduate Day looks at Health Barriers to Learning

Jane Pauley interviews Dr. Irwin Redlener. October 8, 2015

MetroFocus: Keeping Kids in School Starts with Keeping them Healthy

Jane Pauley speaks about Healthy and Ready to Learn. October 2, 2015

WNYC: Improving NYC Schools By Improving Students' Health

This story visits Public School 49 in the Bronx, one of our three New York City pilot schools. January 7, 2015

New York Times: "For Needy Students, Eyeglasses Open a Portal to the World of Learning"

Jim Dwyer reports on early findings from our three pilot schools, where 21% of students didn't have the glasses they needed to see properly. December 11, 2014

Reuters: Most Asthmatic Kids Lack Health Management Plans at School

Reporter Kathryn Doyle interviews Dr. Gracy on why it's so important for children with asthma to have a medical form on file at school. September 8, 2014

Education Week: "A Healthy Child is a Better Student"

Children's Health Fund Co-Founder and President Irwin Redlener, MD, issues a rallying cry to change the way we approach health in schools. August 6, 2014

New York Times: Nicholas Kristof on "Getting Kids to the Starting Line"

The Times columnist writes about a three-year-old facing learning delays due to undiagnosed hearing problems, and talks to Dr. Irwin Redlener about the critical need for screening in low-income areas. February 22, 2014

Wall Street Journal: Roadblocks to Learning

The Journal covers "Crisis in the Classroom,"our white paper on how school administrators perceive health problems as affecting learning in their schools, co-authored with the New York City principals' union. October 8, 2013

USAToday: Health Key to Classroom Success

Dr. Irwin Redlener and Jane Pauley co-authored this column arguing that current efforts to expand health care and access to pre-K should include a focus on overcoming health barriers to learning. October 8, 2013

Parents Magazine: Is Your Child Ready to Learn?

Parents discusses how health problems can hinder children in school. August 1, 2013