- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - As the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education looks to revise its regulations regarding the length of the school day, a group of parents are calling for more recess time.

Rhode Island Public Radio reports (https://bit.ly/1lewyot ) Parents Across Rhode Island was calling on member to attend an education department’s public hearing Monday afternoon in Providence that was expected to address school calendars and the length of the school day.

The parents argue that recess has been declining due to an increased focus on tougher academics.

The education department’s rules outline a minimum of five-and-a-half hours for class time.

Parents Across Rhode Island says education officials should set a minimum for recess time as well.

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Information from: RIPR-FM, https://www.wrni.org/


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