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Crain's Detroit Business

August 29, 2018

$1.9 Million Grant to Help Playworks Michigan Reach 130 Schools in Southeast Michigan ›

Playworks Michigan has landed a $1.9 million grant that it will use to help reach more than 130 schools and 50,000 students in Southeast Michigan over three years. The Ralph…

Education Week

June 8, 2018

5 Things You Might Not Know About Play And SEL ›

As social and emotional learning (SEL) gains traction, it can start to feel like yet one more lesson to wedge in. Thankfully, building students’ social and emotional skills is about…

Education Week

June 7, 2018

Want to Build a Better Recess? Researchers Have a Framework for You ›

Amid mounting evidence that recess can help support student learning, health, and social skills, researchers are taking a closer look at what a “high quality” recess looks like. “We can’t fully…

Education Week

May 10, 2018

Straight Up Conversation: Playworks CEO and Founder Jill Vialet ›

Rick Hess recently had the chance to chat with Jill about Playworks and her efforts to promote healthy play.  A recent RAND report found that Playworks’ Coach Service was one of only…

The Education Digest

May 1, 2018

Playworks Transforms Elementary School ›

The K-12 education system is changing.   Educators and lawmakers are starting to place as much value on helping young people to develop social emotional skills, such as leadership, collaboration, and conflict resolution, as they…

News 3 KSNV

April 30, 2018

Playworks Helps Nevada Kids Stay Physically Active at School ›

Playworks is a new program that has been added to health plan of Nevada in order to maintain physical activity in school. Watch this news segment on KNSV Channel 3.

Billions Insitute

April 25, 2018

Billions Institute Alumni Profile: Elizabeth Cushing ›

Playworks President Elizabeth Cushing is profiled in an interview in the Billions Institute. As president, Elizabeth leads the senior management team and is responsible for ensuring that all strategic targets…

Youth Today

March 30, 2018

How to Create a Culture of Play and Why You Should ›

How do you build a playful work culture where employees are engaged and effective? Our founder Jill Vialet authored this article to showcase some easy steps that business leaders can…

The Nevada Independent

February 28, 2018

The Art of Play: Why One Elementary School Revamped its Recess ›

Hollingsworth STEAM Academy in downtown Las Vegas launched its recess reboot with assistance from Playworks, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving playtime and, in the process, children’s overall well-being.