Latest Recess Stories

2009-01-26 09:03:02

Researchers announced Monday that limiting free time at school could cause disorderly classrooms and deprive children of exercise and an imperative possibility to socialize.

2009-01-22 16:40:33

A federal judge in Texas has ruled that a school district must allow a 5-year-old American Indian kindergartner to wear his hair long for religious reasons. U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison ruled Tuesday that the Needville Independent School District violated state law and the U.S.

2008-12-10 08:00:00


2008-10-23 15:00:23

BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The growing trend of rigorous academics and ever growing benchmarks in early-childhood education has led to a school day heavy in classroom instruction. Consequently, outdoor recess has been decentralized, and in some cases eliminated from the school day.

2008-09-29 06:00:28

By Banks Albach In an effort to build partnerships with other schools, the newly- formed Ravenswood Education Foundation began making friends this week.

2008-09-12 15:00:24

By DANI MCCLAIN Reports that recess is vanishing as elementary schools strive to improve students' scores on standardized tests have been overblown, according to a national report released earlier this month.

2008-08-22 15:00:17

By KIM ARCHER Coweta and Wagoner schools adopt a nutrition and exercise program. Even the superintendent of Coweta Public Schools expects his youngest children, Hanna and Hunter, to teach him a thing or two about healthy nutrition and exercise.

2008-08-07 15:00:46

A report by a U.S. non-profit group warns schools need to improve the food they serve and increase the amount of exercise opportunities offered.

2008-08-02 03:00:26

By Campbell, Carole S KINDERGARTEN COUNTDOWN! By Educational Productions, Inc. (2007). (For home use only) www. kindergartencountdown. com 18 minutes; $19.99 Kindergarten Countdown! is a DVD designed for parents and their kindergarten-age children to view and discuss together.

2008-07-25 03:00:13

NEWPORT, N.H. - When "spastic ball" starts, it's better to duck first and ask questions later. This is Old School P.E., a two-hour exercise program strictly for adults, built around grown-up versions of gym class staples.

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.