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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.

FOX31 Denver

February 8, 2018

Playworks Colorado ›

Playworks helps kids to stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

January 10, 2018

Greenpoint Woman Rings Opening Bell at Nasdaq ›

Laura James, chairwoman of the Advisory Board of Playworks New York/New Jersey, a nonprofit firm that works with schools to promote the emotional health of students by revamping recess and…

Philadelphia Free Press

December 13, 2017

OP-ED: Building United Communities One Playground At A Time ›

Playtime is undervalued. Conflicts that arise on the playground during recess often bring behavioral problems into the classroom and impact teaching, student attention, and learning. In urban areas, in particular,…

CBS Boston

November 30, 2017

Eye On Education: Recess Revolution ›

Playworks coaches are at the school every day. They are trained to be a caring, consistent adult, organizing games or helping children resolve conflicts that might pop up during recess.…

The News & Observer

November 22, 2017

Do kids really have to be taught how to play? ›

A Playworks coach might organize a kickball game, foursquare or other activities that students enjoy during recess – and then hang around and encourage everyone to participate. He or she…

Fox 2 Detroit News

October 11, 2017

Detroit Lions Connect with Kids at Anti-Bullying Pep Rally ›

Marvin Jones has plenty of experience getting into the end zone, but on Tuesday the Lions wide out and some his teammates entered the anti-bullying zone. “It’s all about spreading…


September 29, 2017

Toys R Us Wants to Be a ‘Champion of Play’ With New Brand Positioning ›

One of the brand’s partnerships includes a curated content strategy with a partner, Playworks, that will include blog posts, checklists, play recipes and family games.

Financial Buzz

July 26, 2017

Americans Value Play but Financial Stress Gets in the Way; U.S. Bank Launches Community Possible Month of Play ›

Americans value play, but financial stress continues to limit play time. U.S. Bank, in partnership with Playworks, checked in with Americans across the country in a new survey, analyzing Americans’…