Chicago schools add recess time to promote student health

09/18/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Chicago schools are adding recess time to student schedules as part of an overall effort to improve child health through better nutrition and exercise. In November, the city's Department of Public Health will require preschools and day-care centers to reduce students' computer and TV time and increase activity. The city also is offering up to $150,000 and a 2% raise for teachers at schools that add 90 minutes to the school day, which could be used in part for recess or longer lunches.

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