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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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SHAPE America Southern District is currently seeking proposals for the 2017 Southern District Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jan. 10-13. This event is co-hosted by LAHPERD. You can help make the conference a success by sharing your knowledge and insight! We are seeking...

source: SHAPE America

It was a feeling Joe Thomas never felt before. The 46-year-old from Frisco, Texas had just come in from outside working in the yard. His chest was tightening and he was having trouble breathing. His 12-year-old daughter, Aerin, quickly turned her attention to her father,...

source: WFAA-TV

Leaving certificate students may get CAO points for being active as part of the Irish government's plan to tackle obesity. As part of the Program for Government published recently, the government will "support the introduction...

source: The Journal

Write SHAPE America members Christine Baccarella and Jackie Malaska: "Earlier this year, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed legislation requiring a daily 20-minute recess period in elementary schools in New Jersey, calling it 'a stupid bill.'...

source: NJ.com

On Wednesday, May 25, at 3-4 p.m. EDT, join us for the webinar, "Standards-Based Grading in Physical Education." Learn how standards-based grading (SBG) provides an accurate picture of what a student has learned and still needs to learn....

source: SHAPE America

Week after week on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," Nyle DiMarco pulls off flawless performances to music he can't hear. For students at the Mississippi School for the Deaf, that’s normal.

source: WAPT-TV


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