The Answer Sheet: recess

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 08/30/2013

What would Michelle Obama think about this?

You've got to wonder about a school system that institutes a new requirement that violates its own wellness policy.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:04 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Schools, Limited Recess in D.C. Schools

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/04/2010

Recess and academic achievement

A new Gallup poll out today shows that most elementary school principals report that recess has a positive impact on academic achievement AND that students listen better and are more focused in class after being out on the playground. Did we really need Gallup to state the obvious--the obvious being that taking a break from an intense activity (such as math class) can be reenergizing? Do you ever take a break at work for this very reason? This poll tell us at least as much about the value of recess as it does about the state of educational thinking today.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Elementary School, Elementary School, Elementary School | Tags:  recess