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Dancing, sports share common ground

Footwork, tempo, rhythm, pivot, crossover. That terminology turns up regularly in sports practice. Or was it dance rehearsal? The disciplines of sports and dancing share more than language, experts say. Each activity can benefit participants in the other field, and some...

source: By Bob Kowalski
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Instead of telling students to "sit still," three teachers at Pennsylvania's Hance and Richland elementary schools are now encouraging students to rock, wiggle and even stand during class. The teachers each received three different grants...

source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"Parents may be surprised to know that the majority of children in the United States are LESS active during the summer than during the school year and therefore are at risk for unhealthy weight gains," warns SHAPE America...

source: SHAPE America

A decades-long decline in reports of violent and non-violent student incidents continued in U.S. public schools, federal data released Tuesday show. And rates of students who report feeling unsafe at school have also declined.

source: Education Week

A 16-year-old boy died from a caffeine overdose after drinking caffeine-laden soft drinks, coffee and an energy drink, a South Carolina coroner said. Last month researchers reported that energy drinks can cause dangerous changes in heart function and blood pressure above...

source: Today

Congratulations to Angela Hoff Stark, health and physical education teacher at Scapa At Bluegrass in Kentucky. Watch here as she unveils her four new Ergotron standing desks to her students! Learn more about SHAPE America's 50 Million Strong vision to empower all children...

source: SHAPE America

A unique club at New York's Nottingham High School is helping students break outside their comfort zone while also having fun. Shayasia Hicks is normally shy, but when she starts dancing with the Nottingham Break Dance Crew she becomes a different person.

source: WSTM-TV

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