Fourteen of the 24 elementary schools in the Las Cruces (NM) school district have implemented recess before lunch schedules, reports the Las Cruces Sun-News. The change is credited with a reduction in discipline problems, an increase in attention and even less food waste. The holdup for the rest of the district elementaries joing the program hinges on the hiring of monitors to ensure that children wash their hands before sitting down to eat following their activity on the playground. A ...

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