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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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For those who have committed their lives to transforming the futures of young people, the charge may seem overwhelming and hopeless at times. But today I give educators something to believe in, something to rally around, something...

source: By Dolly Lambdin via NEA Health Information Network

Without waiting for state funding or a nod from the school board, one organization is making its way into Tampa Bay, Florida-area schools and after-care programs. It changes the youth's path from "at risk" to class leaders. The Patel Conservatory at Tampa's Straz center...

source: WFLA-TV

If you walk in one classroom at Georgia's Norcross Elementary school you might see children doing something a little different. Second-grade teacher Lauren Dennis has found a new technique to engage her students.

source: WGCL-TV

Physical education teacher Christy Morrell wheeled herself around on a square platform scooter, tagging students and running away from taggers. Students that were tagged ran to a fitness station where they performed tasks of flexibility, muscular strength and endurance....

source: The Oconee Enterprise

Young athletes hitting the playing fields this fall should be reminded that aches and pains might signal an undiagnosed sports injury, experts say. And "playing through the pain" could make an undetected injury even worse, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic...

source: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons via HealthDay News

In many communities, the local school district is the largest food provider, filling thousands of hungry bellies every day. But trying to feed healthful food to some of the pickiest eaters can result in mountains of wasted food. Now,...

source: NPR

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