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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 NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 announced the expansion of the Fuel Up to Play 60 NFL FLAG Essentials program, the partners' commitment to increase physical activity of youth, with the distribution...

source: GENYOUth via PRNewswire

Pre-performance jitters that 11-year-old Marcel Howard felt were swept away once the music was cued for a merengue warm up dance, which had him shaking his hips to the beat alongside 94 other fifth-graders in the grand finale of Dancing Classrooms. Called the Colors of the...

source: The News-Press

The nonprofit National Dance Institute has been bringing dance to public school students since 1976, courtesy of founder New York City Ballet legend Jacques d'Amboise. Its mission: to engage students in dance and music, based on...

source: The Huffington Post

Each fifth-grade physical education class at Oregon's Gearhart Elementary School and Seaside Heights Elementary School completed a five-week unit focused on the unicycle this term. Oregon PE teacher Brian Sigler, who has been with the Seaside School District about 27 years,...

source: The Daily Astorian

Smithville High School's Individual Physical Education Program was center stage during the Ohio district school board's recent meeting. High school physical education teachers Joe Combs and Leslie Burns presented information about how the program has worked since it was...

source: The Daily Record via Athletic Business

Register for the 2016 SHAPE America Eastern District Conference by April 30 to take advantage of advance registration savings! The conference will include program sessions for all levels and disciplines, free workshops and even a K-12...

source: SHAPE America


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