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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... »
New Playworks vision aims to ensure safe and healthy play every day for 3.5 million kids in 7,000 elementary schools nationwide
September 13, 2016
Today, Playworks announced its intention to dramatically expand both the current number of students enrolled in Playworks programs as well as reach hundreds of thousands of children... »
Play during schooltime improved students' behavior and academic performance
June 17, 2016
Recess matters, and educators are taking note. California Educator, the magazine of the California Teachers Association, featured Playworks on the cover of their May/June 2016 issue.Why... »
In Florida, many schools have no recess at all. This year, a group of moms sponsored legislation to change that.
February 17, 2016
With the advent of Playworks’ 20th Anniversary and our aim of reaching 3.5 million kids in 7,000 schools by 2020, I am launching a new blog that I am calling "Bringing out the Best." The... »
As schools search for more time for academic learning, recess is the wrong place to look.
February 9, 2016
In "Why The Simple Solution To Academic Success Might Be More Recess," Catherine Pearson profiles a school learning that increased recess time—four 15-minute recess breaks each day—means... »