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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 month, the SHAPE America journals are featured on the Taylor & Francis education arena site as spotlight journals. Five of the most recent articles from the journals will be available for free access throughout the rest of the month of May. Take a look and share with...

source: T&F

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and SHAPE America has created a website with a collection of free activity ideas you can use this month and all year long. As part of our commitment to empower all children to lead healthy and active lives, we have even created...

source: SHAPE America

Denver Public Schools says it will no longer consider a measure that would eliminate physical education as a requirement for graduation. An agenda for a recent school board meeting featured a proposal that would make physical education...

source: KUSA-TV

Fifth-graders from New York's PS 3 Ballroom Dance Team gathered at Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation Center recently and delighted a few dozen residents with their style, grace and quick feet. The average age of the team's young dancers? 10 years old. And they transformed...

source: SILive.com

It's not every day you see 10- and 11-year-olds dressed up in formal attire, dancing the tango or rumba. But that's exactly what the fifth-graders at Havlicek Elementary School in Berwyn, Illinois learned as part of Dancing Classrooms, a 10-week program that teaches children...

source: MySuburbanLife

Students who suffer a concussion may face more school difficulties than their peers with other sports-related injuries, a new study suggests. Researchers found that concussed high school and college students had more trouble performing...

source: American Public Health Association via HealthDay News

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