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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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Schools should be a first line of defense for catching young people at risk for mental health issues from depression to ADHD, a pair of new reports says. Kids and adolescents spend a significant amount of their time in school, yet providing mental health screenings and care...

source: Time

Brain Rules best-selling author Dr. John J. Medina will keynote the Opening General Session of SHAPE America — Society of Health and Physical Educators' 130th National Convention & Expo on March 18, 2015 in Seattle....

source: SHAPE America

It started just before school let out. Cindy Ferek, phys ed teacher at Turner Ashby High School, heard of an opportunity to win a $100,000 grant through Farmers Insurance program called "Thank a Million Teachers." Should Cindy receive this grant it will be used to build...

source: Bridgewater Current

If you don't attend many wedding receptions or go out clubbing, dancing may not be on your radar as an adult, but perhaps it should be. Dancing offers numerous health and personal benefits, and some of them simply don't happen through...

source: Dispatch/Argus

Colorado's Eagle Crest Elementary students are jumping, rolling and climbing into 21st Century physical education with a unit inspired by the television show "American Ninja Warrior." P.E. teacher Jason Goldsberry set up an obstacle course...

source: Times-Call

To get his students warmed up, Michigan physical education teacher Shane Steckroth runs them through a bunch of activities once they hit the middle school gym. Laps, shooting hoops, jumping rope are all available for this Wednesday’s sixth-grade class. There's not...

source: Tri-County Times


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