Student Well-Being

Studies Examine Best Practices for Scheduling, Overseeing Recess

By Bryan Toporek — April 18, 2012 1 min read

There’s a growing amount of evidence linking physical activity to academic success in school, and recess is one of the best opportunities for students to get physically active during the school day. But roughly 40 percent of school districts have eliminated or are working on eliminating recess, according to the American Association for the Child’s Right to Play.

Why the decline? It’s easy to point fingers at the test-based accountability movement ushered in by No Child Left Behind, but according to a recent

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.