It’s that time of year — students are headed back to the classroom for their fall semesters and teachers are getting ready to implement their lesson plans in the hopes of inspiring a new group of young minds. And while there are guidelines and rules teachers must follow when creating their curriculum, some teachers are look for ways to think outside the box to connect with their students. Our guest blogger Javacia Harris Bowser writes about this in her monthly post for WBHM. As an educator herself, she has some insights and inspiration for teachers.
Jefferson County is now one of 41 communities across the country to receive the Healthy Kids, Healthy Community grant to combat childhood obesity. The grant, awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides $360,000 over four years to address key factors that contribute to childhood obesity. WBHM’s Jason Moon talks with Drew Langloh, President and CEO of United Way of Central Alabama, about what this grant means for Jefferson County.