School Hopes 'Recess Coach' Will Pay Off in Classroom

In the orderly halls of Stephens Elementary in Little Rock, Ark., principal Sharon Brooks steers a tight ship: Students dressed in khaki-and-blue uniforms quietly weave between classrooms in single file. But every day at 12:30 p.m., when recess rolls around, all of that well-defined order goes out the window. "When they hit the playground, their behavior just goes in reverse, and we have some trouble controlling things out there," said Brooks. For many of its 460 students, Stephens Elementary...Full Story
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