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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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This webinar utilizes the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey to teach essential skills for a healthy life. Health educators will learn creative teaching techniques, as well as the tools to use this book in their classrooms to integrate National Health...

source: SHAPE America

The brand new SHAPE America Podcast, hosted by SHAPE America members Matt Pomeroy and Collin Brooks, is here to bring you monthly professional development. Each month we will feature a discussion about important issues in health and physical education, insight from SHAPE...

source: SHAPE America

First Lady Michelle Obama's prized healthy school lunch standards have given students at smaller and racially diverse schools access to healthier lunches, a new study from a heath and health care advocacy group found. The study, commissioned...

source: The Hill

The athletes of Stillwater Area High School are gleaning lessons this summer from a different kind of playbook. The 800-plus students have been meeting with Susan Crowell, a dietitian at Lakeview Hospital, to learn ways to eat better to boost performance and stay healthy.

source: Star Tribune

Parents, students and community advocates gathered on the steps of Buffalo's City Hall recently to applaud the Buffalo Public School District's plan to hire 30-additional physical education teachers for the upcoming school year. Right...

source: WBFO-FM

North Carolina's Virtual Public School will be launching an online high school physical education class this fall. The state says students will watch an online video demonstration given by a teacher. Pupils will then be tasked with filming themselves practicing the physical...

source: The Associated Press via WSOC-TV


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