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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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The TAFISA World Challenge Day is a friendly international competition in sport and physical activity where communities from around the world compete against each other to motivate as many people as possible to be physically active for 15 minutes in a single day. The event...

source: TAFISA

New data indicate the first significant decrease in school-based bullying since the federal government began collecting that data in 2005, suggesting that efforts at the federal, state and local levels to prevent bullying may be paying off. According to new data from the...

source: U.S. Department of Education

Writes Edwin Moses, a member of the SHAPE America Hall of Fame: "As schools deal with budget cuts and try to figure out the best ways to maintain and improve their graduations statistics, sports programs are among the first budget lines cut. However, sports can have a positive...

source: The Huffington Post

Some Arizona teachers have found that giving their students a "brain break" of a few minutes of physical activity not only gets the wiggles out but also sharpens children's focus and improves their behavior. Students often ask to lead...

source: Arizona School Boards Association

The dancers at Cincinnati's Academy of World Languages constructed choreography on using terms that weren't...

source: Cincinnati Enquirer

Writes Jenny Bardsley, the mother of a Washington elementary student: "Last fall my son turned into a calorie torcher. Every time I looked at him he was running in place, doing jumping jacks, or engaged in 'hyper-mode,' his own full body workout invention. He was on a mission...

source: The Daily Herald


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