Recess

May 13, 2013

A Great Recess = a Better School Day, New Research Shows ›

Randomized control study finds students at Playworks schools experience less bullying, feel safer, return to classroom quicker, and are more physically active

The Lund Report

April 17, 2013

Playworks Emphasizes Safer, Healthier Schoolyard Play ›

In-school coaches, training help reduce the discipline problems associated with recess – which pediatricians say is critical to healthy development, but can also be the crucible of conflicts between kids  Just a few years ago, Susan McElroy wouldn’t schedule anything at Grout Elementary, where she serves as principal, for the period immediately following recess. That’s…

January 2, 2013

Recess is Doctor Recommended ›

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement on the critical role of recess in schools.

May 13, 2012

Student calls for longer recess: “We act now or never!” ›

Young advocate in the making gives three great reasons to lengthen school recess in persuasive essay.

October 25, 2011

Should middle school students have recess? ›

Guest blogger, Jennie Day-Burget, is chairwoman of the board for Playworks Portland.