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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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While many students are hunched over desks or scribbling down notes, you can find Jeffrey Peters' Piedmont High School ninth-grade physical education class meditating and relaxing as part of their Mindful Monday curriculum. There is a connection between the mind and body,...

source: The Piedmont Highlander

The first national survey of skin infections among high school athletes has found that wrestlers have the highest number of infections, with football players coming in a distant second, according to researchers at the University of Colorado...

source: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus via ScienceDaily

Olympic softball star Jessica Mendoza, recently named as the first female voice of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball coverage, has been selected to receive the 2016 Guiding Woman in Sport Award by SHAPE America. The award will...

source: SHAPE America

This year, for the first time in federal education law, the role of school health and physical education has been elevated and acknowledged as part of a student's "well-rounded education." Attend SPEAK Out! Day, SHAPE America's annual member lobby event, to provide your...

source: SHAPE America

Seventeen-year-old Gabe Adams of Kaysville, Utah was born without arms and legs and suffers from a rare disease called Hanhart syndrome, but that doesn't stop him from dancing. After spending most of his life in a wheelchair, he...

source: KSTU-TV

Elementary school is supposed to be about learning from new experiences and exploring new horizons, and that's exactly what students at New Hampshire's Holy Trinity Catholic School were doing while participating in a traditional New England Barn Dance recently. The event...

source: The Citizen


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