Bill Requiring Recess Begins Legislative Journey

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The House Education Committee is sending a bill to the full House that would require all public schools in the state to provide 30 minutes of recess time each day.

The vote by the panel yesterday was 8-5.

The sponsor of the bill and its supporters say the half-hour break from the classroom would improve a student's classroom performance, and among other things, improve social skills and reduce anxiety.

Some districts in the state offer no recess time.

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