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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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A generous donation of $10 million from the General Mills Foundation has been committed over six years to help implement the Presidential Youth Fitness Program in schools nationwide. Online applications for Round 3 of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program funding are...

source: Presidential Youth Fitness Program

The submission deadline for the 2015 SHAPE America PETE & HETE Conference is fast approaching. Teacher educators, researchers and graduate students in health and/or physical education teacher education are invited to submit proposals for sessions. The conference will be...

source: SHAPE America

SHAPE America President Dolly Lambdin proudly announces the 2015 SHAPE America award recipients who will be recognized at the 130th Annual SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Seattle. These outstanding individuals will be honored at functions during the weeklong...

source: SHAPE America

Nicole Robinson, a dance and physical education teacher at Fontana A.B. Miller High School, has been named Teacher of the Year by the California League of High Schools Region 10. "Mrs. Robinson's impeccable work ethic and can-do attitude have resulted in one of the best...

source: Fontana Herald News

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, 1 in 4 young adults between the ages of 18-24 has a diagnosable mental illness. But student athletes are far less likely to seek help than non-athletes, says a 2014 study done by a group called the Healthy Minds Network,...

source: Michigan Radio

When it comes to sex-ed, curriculums vary. Some schools teach abstinence-only, while others provide information about safe sex, but very few teach teens about consent. Two 13-year-olds living in Toronto, Canada, wanted to change that...

source: The Huffington Post


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