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Position Statement from National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education

Where Did Recess Go?
“Because play is awesome. Play is joy. Play is creativity. Play is hope.”

A Tug Of War Over Length Of Grade-School Recess
By MARYELLEN FILLO Courant Staff Writer February 12, 2003 
In Hartland, elementary school students gleefully enjoy 25 minutes a day of noontime recess, supplemented with another 30 to 40 minutes of ungraded “activity time,” all aimed at giving them a much-needed break from their books. About 50 miles away, students in New Britain have less than half that amount of free time, because that is all officials feel can be spared from an increasingly demanding academic day.

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