January 1, 2011
The study, led by Milbrey McLaughlin, Founding Director and Rebecca London, Senior Researcher, at the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University, examines the implementation of Playworks programs in eight Silicon Valley schools.
January 1, 2011
This brief is one in a series of final reports from the Study of Playworks Implementation in Eight Bay Area Schools. It examines the ways that Playworks promotes positive youth development and reports students’, teachers’, and principals’ views of t ...
December 14, 2010
This study examines the initial implementation of Playworks in six San Francisco and Silicon Valley schools, and measures the effectiveness of the programs in two schools with already established Playworks programs.
February 1, 2010
RWJF commissioned a first-of-its-kind Gallup poll of 1,951 principals in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals and Playworks, a Vulnerable Populations grantee.
April 23, 2010
The Playworks theory of change is one product in a series of final reports from the Study of Playworks Implementation in Eight Bay Area Schools. It describes the components required to bring about the program’s long-term goal of healthy child develo ...
October 3, 2008
Researchers in the Boston University Department of Environmental Health conducted a case study of the Boston Schoolyard Initiative, a project that provides funds and technical support to community groups dedicated to renovating schoolyards in Boston.
October 1, 2012
Changing the national conversation about how to improve American public schools—and the importance of play to children’s ability to learn.
Children can accumulate up to 40% of their total daily physical activity during recess Providing recess during the school day helps increase physical activity and improve academic performance among children. Children at high risk for obesity are lea ...
January 17, 2013
Requiring daily physical education in school could help young people be active for 23 minutes per day, according to a new study.
September 17, 2012
Learn about the programs and grants funded by the Vulnerable Populations Portfolio.