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As schools increase math, reading, recess gets shorter

Children of Lincoln Elementary School enjoy recess on Friday.
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Children of Lincoln Elementary School enjoy recess on Friday.
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For many kids, recess is one of the highlights of the school day. But in recent years, many school districts have cut back on the amount of time children spend outside and have even considered eliminating recess altogether. “We’re having that discussion right now,” said Patrick Michel, interim superintendent in the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District. Staff cutbacks have made it more difficult to find the personnel to supervise recess, he said. “There’s a need for ...

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September 9, 2012
7:03 p.m.

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Exercise has been proven to physically improve brain function and size in children and adults. The benefits of exercise on young brains is not just some intangible benefit, it can be quantitively measured.