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PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WOULD GET MORE PLAYTIME UNDER A BILL ADVANCING IN THE ILLINOIS SENATE.

 

A SENATE COMMITTEE PASSED THE “RIGHT TO PLAY” ACT, REQUIRING SCHOOLS TO GIVE KINDERGARTNERS THROUGH EIGHTH GRADERS 60 MINUTES OF UNSTRUCTURED PLAYTIME EACH DAY. IT’S SPONSORED BY SENATOR ROBERT PETERS OF CHICAGO.

 

 

SUPPORTERS LIKE ILLINOIS FAMILIES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS PRESIDENT CASSIE CRESWELL SAY THE LIFE LESSONS LEARNED ON THE PLAYGROUND ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THOSE TAUGHT IN THE CLASSROOM.

 

 

PETERS SAYS THE 60 MINUTES CAN BE BROKEN UP THROUGHOUT THE DAY, SUCH AS IN 15 MINUTE INCREMENTS. SUPPORTERS SAYS THIS IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT’S TAUGHT IN THE CLASSROOM.

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