Recess is that time away from the structured school day to play with friends, to make new ones and to burn pent-up energy playing tag and other games.
But the time-honored break from classroom studies has been pushed aside over the years as schools focus more on reading, math, science, social studies and writing - subjects that kids are tested in to help determine how well a school is performing.
Dallas ISD trustee Dan Micciche wants a change. He's recommending a policy that would require recess at least once a day for students in prekindergarten through fifth grade in all DISD elementary schools.
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