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Florida Educators Told Indoor Recess Permissible Under New State Law

By The Associated Press — August 22, 2017 1 min read
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Florida schools can comply with the state’s new recess mandate without having to take children outside.

The state education department last month told school superintendents that there’s nothing in a new state law that dictates where recess must take place.

Under the law, elementary schools must set aside 20 minutes each day for “free-play recess.” Charter schools are exempted.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 23, 2017 edition of Education Week as Florida Educators Told Indoor Recess Permissible Under New State Law

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