March 11th, 2014 | National Education Policy Center | University of Colorado Boulder School of Education
Schoolhouse commercialism continues virtually unabated, despite the harm it does, and neither federal nor state lawmakers are moving to further control the practice, according to a new report released today.
The pervasiveness of commercialism in education has become so broad, its threat so great, and its reported benefits so minor that the report’s authors call on policymakers to ban any such activity unless an independent, disinterested body can certify that it does not harm children’s education.
March 11th, 2014 | Lucia Moses | Ad Week
The Wall Street Journal is jumping on the native ad bandwagon with the launch of a new content division, WSJ. Custom Studios. The division will offer the Journal’s first native ad product, Narratives, which will first appear March 11 with a three-month-long campaign for Brocade.
March 10th, 2014 | Jennifer Graham (Op-Ed) | Boston Globe
IN CONVERSATION recently with an educator in the South, I asked if parents there pay to have a school bus take their kids to school. “No way — not at public schools,” he replied, incredulous that I’d ask such a silly question.
But for parents in many Massachusetts towns, writing a check for school-bus transportation is as routine as hauling your own leaves to the dump (another service offered for free in other towns and elsewhere in the country).
March 6th, 2014 | George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services | Eureka Alert
Drug companies spent $97.5 million marketing pharmaceuticals in the District of Columbia in 2012, with $30.5 million (31.3%) of that spending taking the form of payments and gifts to physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers, according to a report by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS).
March 5th, 2014 | Maureen Morrison, E.J. Schultz | Ad Age
Government proposals to revamp food-nutrition labels and regulate junk-food marketing in schools were accompanied last week by a rare glimpse of good news about the nation’s weight woes: A new report showed a 43% drop in the obesity rate for 2-to-5-year-old children in the past decade.Continue Reading...