A Prince George’s County charter school will end recess in an effort to short its academic day.
As students headed back to school, District of Columbia parents found that recess had been cut to 15 minutes daily.
Recess is not a reward, doctors says. It is necessary and important to help children learn and grow.
The principal of Pocomoke Middle School says fourth- and fifth-graders will get daily recess after the Worcester County approved a policy requiring it.