Intense fear of weight gain
Disturbed body perception and denial of the problem
Absence of menstruation (in adolescent and adult females)
Uncontrollable urges to overeat
A distorted perception of body size
Standards are high and clear, so every student knows what he or she must do, with a “focus on the acquisition of complex, higher-order thinking skills.”
Teachers and administrators are valued, given “considerable discretion…in determining content” and sufficient salary as well as time for collaboration.
Learning is prioritized “across the entire system,” with high-quality teachers working in the most challenging environments.