Advocates recommend more time for recess for Kansas schools

Refocus on recess, health advocates tell schools. The Wichita Eagle reports that “most elementary and middle schools in Kansas don’t offer 20-minutes recess, which has been shown to improve children’s behavior, academic performance, health and well-being.”

The Kansas Health Foundation funded a study conducted by the Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance that showed that most schools are opting for shorter breaks for students, and “teachers at six elementary schools and 14 preschools said their schools don’t offer recess at all.”

 

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