Entries by Zayda Rivera


How Play Can Combat Bullying & Improve Learning

Researchers have found that investing in recess and organized play can prevent bullying, improve students’ behavior at recess and readiness for class, and provide more time for teaching and learning. Playworks, a national nonprofit that provides coaches who implement healthy recess and other playtime to schools in 23 cities nationwide was the focus of this […]


Remorseful Convicted Murderer Works to CeaseFire, End Youth Violence

Eddie Bocanegra is part of a unique group known as “violence interrupters” in CeaseFire, a Chicago-based organization that applies the principles of public health to the brutality of the streets. Founded in 2000 CeaseFire, a grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, combines “science and street outreach to track where violence is heating up and […]