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04/07/2011 12:16 pm ET | Updated Jun 07, 2011

Chicago Public Schools Recess: Advocates Pushing for Grammar Schools To Bring Back Play

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said Tuesday she favors having all elementary school teachers consider moving their lunch from the end of the day to the middle, when kids could then have recess -- a switch that could extend the school day for kids by 45 minutes in those schools without lengthy recesses.

Recess "is good for kids and it's good for teachers," who lunch and confer together during it, Lewis told the Chicago Sun-Times. "That's a win-win."

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