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Read excerpts from our application to the MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change competition
March 6, 2017
Last week, the MacArthur Foundation announced eight semi-finalists for 100&Change, a competition for a 100 million dollar grant to solve a seemingly intractable problem. Of the 1,884... »
February 27, 2017
When elementary schools create a safe and healthy recess for students, there can be a major impact on individual kids and school climate overall. In schools with safe and healthy recess... »
February 22, 2017
How do we define and assess play among elementary school students? The answer: we don't . . . until now. Although researchers, educators, and parents agree that play is important, there is... »
SHAPE America and the CDC provide in-depth resource guide for schools
January 17, 2017
This past week, SHAPE America and the CDC released Strategies for Recess in Schools. This comprehensive set of resources will help schools leverage recess to support an active and healthy... »
January 12, 2017
Dear Kids of the United States,It’s been quite a year for us grown-ups in the United States, and it occurs to me that you may be wondering what’s going on. Maybe you’ve noticed many adults... »