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Mission Recess

Remember those carefree school afternoons playing red rover, tag, and leapfrog?

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"With recess, children have choices and can organize their own games, figure out what's fair, and learn a lot of social behavior that they don't learn in P.E."

Georgia State's Olga Jarrett outlined the benefits of recess in a recent Scholastic article. Despite her advice and suggestions from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) that recommend "elementary school children have at least 20 minutes of recess daily", across the country recess is being cut from the school day.

That's why he began "Mission Recess"

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Listen to what Dr. Hynes has to say about the impact of a longer recess in his district and decide for yourself.

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