Get Outside DayMarch 19, 2010
KaBOOM playground nonprofit sites Louv in newsletterMarch 24, 2010
Arizona Teacher Proposes Mandatory 30 Minute Recess Everyday.
The Arizona Republic (3/23, Gersema) reports, “Parents, students, and educators generally agree that recess is beneficial to students, but over the years, many schools across the country have chosen to reduce recess to spend more time on classroom lessons because of increased academic requirements.” Now retired teacher Steve Gall is asking Arizona lawmakers “to consider a baseline requirement of 30 minutes of recess every day. Arizona has no requirements for recess; times vary from school to school.” Gall is currently “urging school-board officials in Tucson” to back his proposal and will later ask “boards statewide to implement his idea through board policy.”