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Recess redress: The importance of play in education

Ask any child what his or her favorite subject is in school, and most will say recess. Yet a recent Gallup poll conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that up to 40 percent of U.S. school districts have reduced or eliminated recess to focus more on academics....

source: By Suzanne Mason
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Physical education classes nationwide are switching focus toward fitness knowledge and encouraging healthy lifestyles and away from fitness competition and tests of endurance. In short, fewer teachers are forcing children to climb ropes or toss heavy medicine balls, and...

source: The Florida Times-Union

Before the iconic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater takes center stage in downtown L.A., they made a stop at Los Angeles' Rancho Dominguez Prep School. As part of their annual tour, Alvin Ailey works with local schools like Rancho Dominguez...

source: KPCC-FM

Young people who eat out often are more likely to have high blood pressure than their counterparts who cook their own food, according to a new study in the American Journal of Hypertension. Researchers explained that meals eaten out typically...

source: TIME

Numerous studies over the past 30 years have linked exposure to nature with improved human health and well-being. These findings are of growing importance: In the near future, 70 percent of the world's population will live in cities, where they will face a rising tide of...

source: American Institute of Biological Sciences via ScienceDaily

Changes to Texas' University Interscholastic League's current limits on high school baseball pitchers are probably coming, perhaps as soon as the 2016-17 season. During the UIL's Medical Advisory Committee meeting recently, UIL athletic...

source: The Dallas Morning News

The nation's first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit has asked an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, arguing that if it prevails, it could kill football programs statewide. In its 16-page motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court, the...

source: The Associated Press via Belleville News-Democrat

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