Kids love school recess: Kicking a soccer ball, clambering up a jungle gym, chasing each other on a playground. And such unstructured play is not just fun, researchers say. Recess can help improve academic performance and reduce fidgety behavior and negative conduct in the classroom, health experts say...
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Under House Bill 843, public schools would have to provide recess to children from kindergarten through fifth grade every day, though it includes exceptions for days when students have physical education, field trips, emergencies or days when weather interferes. During the 2019 legislative session, members of both the House and the Senate approved an identical [...]
Crucial evidence used to charge three Georgia women for their involvement in a veteran’s death is in legal limbo. The evidence includes hidden camera video showing nursing staff ignoring 89-year-old James Dempsey begging for help as he slowly died inside an Atlanta area nursing home in 2014. According to DeKalb County court records, Dempsey’s son [...]
The recent shocking nursing home incident that happened to the Murray family in Jefferson Georgia at The Bentley Assisted Living has many people pushing to pass legislation allowing for cameras to be installed in patients’ rooms.....
The bill, Georgia House Bill 83 would have “provide[d] for recess for students in kindergarten and grades one through five” starting in the 2019-2020 school year. The bill also encouraged schools to “include an average of 30 minutes per day of supervised unstructured activity time, preferably outdoors” and said local boards of education should implement [...]