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KUOW News Seattle

March 16, 2009

Outsourcing Recess ›

Six public school principals in Seattle are thinking about "outsourcing" their recess programs. The ultimate goal is better behavior in the classroom.

The Huffington Post

March 15, 2009

Stimulating the New Service Economy ›

Sports4Kids is just one among many service organizations that will continue to have job openings. Places like Teach for America, Citizen Schools and City Year are in much the same…

U.S. News & World Report

March 13, 2009

5 Ways to Get More Play Into Your Child’s Day ›

Stuart Brown says play makes kids happier, healthier, and better students, but how can parents make that happen in a stressed-out, overscheduled world?

U.S. News & World Report

March 9, 2009

Play Author Stuart Brown: Why Playtime Matters to Kids’ Health and Brains ›

Who has time to play these days? Life is pretty darned serious. But play is essential for both kids and grown-ups to stay healthy, creative, and productive…

The New York Times

February 23, 2009

The 3 R’s? A Fourth Is Crucial, Too: Recess ›

The best way to improve children’s performance in the classroom may be to take them out of it. New research suggests that play and down time may be as important…

Education Week

January 30, 2009

Recess, Behavior and Learning ›

Can a kickball game help transform the climate of a school? That playground activity and other informal “classic games,” such as four-square and tag, can promote student health, as well…

HealthDay and The Washington Post

January 26, 2009

Recess Makes for Better Students ›

As a pediatric resident in a hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Romina M. Barros sat in on a regular first-grade class at a local elementary school. Classes started at 8:30…

San Francisco Chronicle

January 26, 2009

In Richmond, kids getting lesson in play ›

The sound of laughing children playing tag or hide-and-seek isn't often heard on the streets of Richmond's notorious Iron Triangle. Gunshots are too common, producing an unexpected casualty: Some kids…

Principal Magazine

November 12, 2008

The Elephant on the Playground ›

Ask any elementary school principal what the toughest part of the day is, and most will answer with one word: recess. That’s because recess is when most trouble starts.