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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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Teaching is just part of what University of Arkansas alumnus Timothy Baghurst, a SHAPE America Research Fellow, does in his job at Oklahoma State University. Baghurst also researches ways to improve the preparation of physical education...

source: University of Arkansas

SHAPE America member Elizabeth Payne, who believes health educators have a role to play in addressing sexual assaults, has revamped the family life education curriculum to include lessons on sexual consent and sexual assault.

source: The Washington Post

The Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program released a new report, State of Play: 2016, an annual snapshot of how well stakeholders are serving children and communities through sports. The 21-page report is the latest resource offered by the program's Project Play initiative,...

source: SHAPE America

Writes SHAPE America member Kristine R. Fritz: "The human body needs 'recharging' as much or more than all of the portable devices we have grown to depend on. Research is abundant that illustrates the value of physical activity, good nutrition and proper sleep patterns....

source: SHAPE America

The scene, repeated in a high school library almost every weekday afternoon since last fall, might not seem significant: It's a dance team practicing. But these students at Osborn High School in Detroit are already making a name for themselves, especially considering that...

source: Detroit Free Press

Children who often go hungry have a greater risk of developing impulse control problems and engaging in violence, according to new UT Dallas research. The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, found that people who experienced...

source: Medical Xpress

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