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Withholding Recess for Disciplinary Reasons Declining

Children are sometimes kept in from recess as a disciplinary measure, but thanks to studies showing play and exercise support classroom learning, fewer students are now having recess taken away, according to Education Week. The publication reports that many schools have implemented policies to limit the use of withholding recess as a form of punishment.

Those in support of the new policies cite the benefits that physical exercise and unstructured play can have for children. Education Week quotes practitioners. Read more