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Recess at St. Louis

15 Signatures Goal: 100

We respectfully urge the St. Louis administration to increase total recess time to 30 minutes per day for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade students, and to 15 minutes for middle school students. Researchers have determined that children pay more attention and exhibit better behavior after recess and with frequent breaks, All of the following educational organizations support substantial recess time for school children because of its cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits--the National Educational Association, the National Principal's Association, the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children), and the United Nations Convention on Children's Rights, among others.

Sponsor

This petition is sponsored by a group of concerned parents at St. Louis School in Austin, TX. Please contact St.Louisrecess@yahoo.com for more information, or if you have questions.

Links

More information about the benefits of recess can be found at naecs.crc.uiuc.edu/position/recessplay.html

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Signatures

  • 3 years ago
    HalfDayKindergarten.org United States
    3 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Joan Tucker United States
    7 years ago
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    Chris Gardini United States
    7 years ago
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    madeleine caughey United States
    7 years ago
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    Candace Regan United States
    7 years ago
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    Carol Gardini United States
    7 years ago
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    Stacy Panzanaro United States
    7 years ago
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    Kristy & Lupe Escamilla United States
    7 years ago
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    Cristina Guerra United States
    7 years ago
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    Cindy and John Bodnar United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    anna and Brian Davison United States
    7 years ago
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    Marcia Isakson United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Donahue United States
    7 years ago