Recess is on the Upswing
The growing support for daily recess is gaining momentum. Parents, educators, and public health organizations have all engaged in the effort to bring back daily recess for elementary school students.
Low-Cost High-Activity Playgrounds
Simple playthings such as balls, jump ropes, hula hoops and riding toys do more for encouraging physical activity than swings, jungle gyms and other stationary or fixed playground equipment.
Why Bullying Programs Succeed or Fail
Thirty-six states have passed anti-bullying legislation which is indicative of the growing concern over bullying in schools. Systemic changes in the school environment in the form of school climate initiatives take time to implement bringing about the change.
Nutrition in Schools - Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity has captured the attention of legislators, educators, policy makers and the general public who are aware of the problem and joining forces to stop this epidemic. Schools appear to be the most promising setting to begin to battle the epidemic.
School Recess before Lunch
A few brave principals across the nation are bringing a long standing school tradition to an end. They are advocating recess before lunch. Kids eat more, waste less food, return to class calmer, behave better and as a result, instruction time is increased.