Schools unload on backpacks

February 2001
Curriculum Review;Feb2001, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p2
Reports on school initiatives to address the adverse health effects of backpacks on students in the United States. Purchasing of dual sets of textbooks; Banning of backpacks.


Related Articles

  • Backpack Attack. Murr, Andrew // Newsweek;10/14/2002, Vol. 140 Issue 16, p10 

    Examines the need to reduce the weight of text books students carry to school. Statistics indicating increased lower back problems among students; Measure proposed by State of California lawmakers to alleviate text book burden; Possible solutions; Proposal of book publishers.

  • A Look Back: December 2002.  // District Administration;Dec2015, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p1 

    The article focuses on the December 2002 report by "District Administration" managing editor Angela Pascopella on the problem of students walking hunched in school hallways due to backpack overstuffed with heavy textbooks.

  • Avoid Back-to-School Aches. Culley, Katie; Blaney, Beth // Arthritis Today;Sep/Oct2000, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p21 

    Recommends ways on how students can prevent backpack-related back pains. Consideration of weight; Purpose of compartments; Purpose of padded and adjustable straps.

  • State Journal. Blair, Julie // Education Week;06/13/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 40, p17 

    Reports the study on the effect of backpacks on the health of students in California. Appropriation of budget from the state legislature; Examination to the weight of hardcover textbooks; Reliance of students on backpack.

  • Backpack burden. Coles, Adrienne D. // Education Week;10/18/2000, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p3 

    Reports that school districts have been asked to come up with guidelines for the safe use of backpacks by students in the United States. Survey showing the increase in patients complaining of back and shoulder pain caused by heavy backpacks; School policy limiting backpack use during the school...

  • September 17 is National School Backpack Awareness Day.  // Curriculum Review;Sep2014, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p10 

    The article discusses National School Backpack Awareness day in the U.S., which takes place on September 17, 2014. The author addresses potential health problems for students who carry backpacks that are too heavy, and orthopedic physical therapist specialist Rachel Terpstra's suggestions for...

  • Take a hike! Jacobs, B.A. // Black Enterprise;Aug89, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p79 

    Discusses the increasing popularity of backpacking among blacks. Tips for planning a backpacking vacation; Places to go.

  • Signpost. Howe, Steve // Backpacker;Oct92, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p10 

    Presents information that may be of interest to backpackers and outdoors lovers. Montana's Blackfeet Indians' desire to create a 285,000-acre wildlife refuge on their reservation to preserve vanishing wetlands and boost the economy; Permanent protection of 126 square miles of wild land in the...

  • Signposts.  // Backpacker;Dec92, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p8 

    Presents information which could be of interest to backpackers and out-doors lovers. Tom Elko's account of wild turkeys attacking him in Cuyahoga Valley Recreation Area; Why grizzly bears attack humans; Researchers' development of a gelatin capsule packed with seeds of forage plants native to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics