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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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Students at two Wake County, North Carolina elementary schools came to learn about dancing recently, but the real lessons they learned were about life and how to show respect to others. Mary McCatty, an educational liaison with New York-based Dancing Classrooms, taught students...

source: The News & Observer

The sound of pop music in Greystone Elementary's gym is just a sign that its students are getting fit — and having fun doing it. In a demonstration, Greystone debuted its "exergaming" physical education program, which uses a Nintendo Wii and a dance video game to help...

source: 280 Living

School health initiatives can be a tool for encouraging academic improvement. Research has found that common issues like asthma, colds, obesity and lack of physical activity can provide real barriers to student learning. Here's a look at three ways schools can make wellness...

source: Education Dive

Injuries have always been an unfortunate aspect of sports, and the prevalence of those injuries has gone...

source: By Shawn Smajstrla

Families report that nearly 75 percent of young, school-age kids participate in youth sports. The family income and time are often devoted to the development of the young athlete. We believe, as a nation, that sports have great benefits, even for our children. Is our perspective...

source: U.S. News & World Report

In 1992, in the midst of medal hoopla related to the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, then-young special education teacher Kara Lubin, in her second year in the California public school, system launched her 100 Mile Club. The initiative...

source: Times-Call


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