Report: School playtime not on recess

While schools with many disadvantaged students may have less time for recess, there is little evidence the trend is as widespread as has previously been reported, according to a new Center for Public Education report analyzing federal education data. Schools that eliminate recess "should understand that they could be hitting diminishing returns," said report author Patte Barth, also the center's director. "I think classroom teachers will tell you: When children have had time to be physically active, they are more attentive and behave better in the classroom."

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