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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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Health and physical educators are challenged to do their part, by finding ways to advance the Olympic movement. Read about it in the upcoming issue of JOPERD.

source: SHAPE America

Relatively few high school students participate in team sports, and fewer still receive scholarships to play at the college level. Yet physical education traditionally has focused on team sports and rewarded athletically gifted...

source: SHAPE America

During the entire frenetic hour that she's whirling, shaking, strutting and dancing with almost-scary abandon, De-Angela Ewing actually feels calm — liberated from stress and anxiety, not to mention some very bad memories. All through the sessions, she fairly pulsates...

source: The Commercial Appeal

Elmhurst Academy summer students showed passion, excitement, and energy as they put on their dancing shoes to perform the official 2016 National Dance Day routine for their staff and faculty. Becoming a few of thousands that dedicated themselves to the event across the U.S.,...

source: Elmhurst Academy via Elmhurst Patch

Nearly 15 percent of northern Illinois school districts still have not complied with the state mandate for public school physical education class five days a week. Thirty public school districts in the area still do not...

source: WNIJ-FM

Legislative leaders and Attorney General Mike DeWine recently began pushing for more effective ways to educate Ohio students about drug abuse amid an ongoing epidemic. The 22-member Ohio Joint Study Committee on Drug Use Prevention Education will have 90 days to study the...

source: The Columbus Dispatch


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