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San Fernando Middle School Health Teacher and CASHE Board Member Dawn Blevins' students credited with saving substitute teacher having a heart attack in class.
Los Angeles September 29, 2014
— QUICK THINKING AND HEROIC ACT SAVED LIFE OF SUBSTITUTE TEACHER.
STUDENTS SEEK HELP AS TEACHER SUFFERS HEART ATTACK IN CLASSROOM
Something was wrong with the substitute teacher. Sweating profusely, slurring his words and putting his hand over his chest, he looked like he was in pain.
Francisco Flores was subbing in a seventh-grade health class on Sept. 9 at San Fernando Middle School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. As his symptoms worsened, three students immediately left the classroom to call for help.
"We were worried about Mr. Flores and we didn't want him to be in pain or for something bad to happen" Maria Chavez said. "We knew we had to act fast, because we didn't want to see Mr. Flores suffering."
All three students aspire to become nurses. Flores credits the girls with saving his life with the knowledge they learned in Blevins health class.
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California Senator Ricardo Lara of the 33rd Senate District signing a copy of SCR 109
California Senator Ricardo Lara of the 33rd Senate District signing a copy of SCR No 109
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Kayser Speaks Out…
Los Angeles July 22, 2014
— LAUSD School Board member Bennett Kayser, met with CASHE representatives Vice President Bridget Brownell of Taft High, Board Member Dawn Blevins of San Fernando Middle School, and Ric Loya, Executive Vice President. It was quite a session with CASHE airing concerns about the plight of health education in the LAUSD. Brownell shared about 100 student statements on the importance of health education by her students which will be posted on cashe.org. including what Taft High student Jackson Albright, who wrote that “Health Education is definitely important because it helps students prepare for the world they enter when they leave home. It instills ideas in your head about proper health choices you will have to make eventually in life and learning about which health behavior is the correct one is beneficial to living a long life.”
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KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS
Taft High health teacher Bridget Brownell posed three questions to her students last semester as part of her final exam. Turns out their responses give a pretty good indication about what health education is about. Below are a few gems from the real experts on health education – the KIDS. We are sure you will recognize what the Taft students had to say is very similar to what your students have said.
1. What are the 3 most important things you learned in health class this semester?
2. What health behaviors, if any, have you changed?
3. Do you think health education is important? Why or why not?
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Former UTLA President Warren Fletcher Speaks Out Strongly for Health Education in the LAUSD
"It’s the only subject in the entire curriculum where the subject of the class is the student him or herself."
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