College Park Academy ends recess to shorten school day
According to the Washington Post, the College Park Academy on Adelphi Road in Hyattsville requested a waiver from the Prince George’s County Board of Education to eliminate recess. This in a move to shorten the school day.
The Post spoke with Frank Brewer, interim executive director of the school:
“It was our teachers who noted that our students were really tired by the end of the day,” Brewer said. “We had a longer day than most middle schools. Getting rid of recess was the way to shorten the day without affecting instructional time.”
The County’s Board of Education approved the waiver with a vote of 12-0 and PGCPS Chief Executive Officer Kevin Maxwell signed off on it, according to the Washington Post.