Rhode Island’s New Law Mandates Recess for Kids

Published by EducationNews.org — Apparently we need the states to step in to prevent the disappearance of playtime in school. Ask adults what their favorite subject in grade school was and often you’ll get “recess.”  Yes of course, they also liked the science of erupting volcanoes, reading intriguing stories, and hopefully much more.  But young bodies needsContinue reading “Rhode Island’s New Law Mandates Recess for Kids”

Time, the Most Valuable Currency in the School Day

Published by EducationNews.org — Setting aside downtime helps nurture the skills that let kids be successful. Last week we marveled over what the International Charter School (ICS) in Pawtucket, RI could do by investing one minute of class time here and there with “energizers.”  But while a one-minute pick-me-up freshens kids’ ability to learn, what on earth wouldContinue reading “Time, the Most Valuable Currency in the School Day”

Parents Must Fight for Kids’ Right To Recess

Published by EducationNews.org — When one parent realized an all-day kindergarten meted out recess like a precious commodity, she took action — and realized she wasn’t alone. A year ago summer, Megan Rosker was about to put the oldest of her three kids into kindergarten in a public school near Tampa, Florida.  Her family had movedContinue reading “Parents Must Fight for Kids’ Right To Recess”