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Dangerous Idea: Universal Recess!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mary Kay Zuravleff's Dangerous Idea?  Universal Recess.  For everyone.  Eight times a day.


The Takeaway

Are Kids Getting Enough Playtime?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The average American school kid gets 27 minutes for recess — and that number is falling. Other countries put a much higher premium on unregulated play. Are they onto something?

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City Schools Bracing for Big Reforms

Friday, August 31, 2012

On WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show, reporters Beth Fertig and Yasmeen Khan explain the new big initiatives that city parents, teachers and students will encounter this coming school year. The public schools are expanding their use of the Common Core learning standards. At the same time, there's a push to include more students with special needs in mainstream classes at all schools whenever possible.

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Recess Has Some New Competition

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Jump rope, freeze tag and the jungle gym, once staples of lunchtime play, are being squeezed out at some of the city’s highest-rated public elementary schools, where recess is now being viewed as prime time for enrichment classes.

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