How one school takes a break after testing

05/23/2013 | Education Week Teacher

One school in Washington, D.C., uses the days after standardized testing for a four-day intercession where for two hours a day students participate in enrichment lessons -- from zoology to running -- that fall outside of common-core requirements. For instance, fourth-grade teacher Rebecca Schmidt had students brainstorm about safety and what they'd like to learn and then took them outside to run on an urban track she laid out.

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