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More recess time promised for Nashville elementary schools

More recess time is coming to Metro Nashville's elementary schools.

Principals of all the district's elementary schools agreed at a Thursday meeting with top Metro Nashville Public Schools officials to ensure at least 20 minutes of recess each day. It will mean an additional five minutes for the 46 schools -- 2 out of 3 in the district -- in which recess currently lasts only 15 minutes.

The move comes after Metro school board member Amy Frogge requested the 20-minute minimum in light of an internal audit that showed wide variation on recess length. This is the recommended daily recess time of the National Association of Sports and Physical Education as part of 155 minutes of weekly physical activity at school....   Read the full story

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