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Playworks coaches create a fun recess and build trusting relationships with students and families in their school community
Thu, 09/07/2017
When students do not have reliable health care, transportation, or even housing, they are more likely to miss school. A National Center for Children in Poverty report found students in low... »
Loma Linda Elementary reduced their chronic absence rate from 12% to 4%. The first step? Making sure that students felt safe at school, both physically and emotionally.
Tue, 09/05/2017
“Portraits of Change: Aligning School and Community Resources to Reduce Chronic Absence,” a new report by Attendance Works and the Every Child Graduates Center, featured 12 interventions... »
Wed, 08/16/2017
This game is great to develop listening, honesty, strategic thinking, planning, and listening to directions.Group Size: Large groupAge Group: Great for all agesEquipment: NoneBefore You... »
Coach finds purpose with Playworks
Tue, 08/01/2017
After graduating from college, McKenna Griffith was searching for an opportunity where she could make an impact on students’ lives. She was interested in youth development and wanted to... »
Prepare your playground for a great recess this fall.
Fri, 07/28/2017
As teachers are preparing lesson plans, learning new curriculum, and setting up their classrooms, it is time to start prepping our collective classroom: the playground!Recess deserves back... »