Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chicago Parents Organize to Bring Back Recess


A Chicago group is organizing about 300 parents for a task force to address the issue of reinstating recess in hopes of overcoming past hurdles according to the Chicago Tribune. One parent, Lori Morton has been working on it for nearly five years as a member of a larger effort organized by Chicago's Community Organizing and Family Issues group, or COFI.

Her efforts appear to be paying off.

From parents to principals, teachers, Chicago Public Schools leaders and lawmakers, everyone seems to agree that the city's youngest students need time in the school day to play, exercise and socialize.

Read more on the Grass roots effort to restore recess.

Download our free Right to Recess Toolkit for research and materials o reinstate recess.