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Grantee Story: All the Healthy News That’s Fit to Print

With the help of a grant from the NEA Foundation, Lorette Vacchiano and elementary students from the Norristown Area School District in Pennsylvania are sharing the good news about healthy living.

They created the “Healthy Comet” student newspaper to reach students in seven schools with lessons about health, and are addressing social issues like bullying. The program has allowed these students to improve their writing, reading, interview skills and they have had a chance to learn from professional reporters from the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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