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Darryl Owens | A Case for Recess

A debate is raging in Lake County over recess in elementary schools. Parents have been begun protesting on sidewalks and petitioning school leaders to add daily recess back into all county elementary schools.

This week, Orlando Sentinel columnist and editorial writer Darryl Owens makes the case for recess, starting with a look at why recess has been cut out of some school days in the first place.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined Central Florida Public Media in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.