Thursday, May 4, 2023

Dr. Julie McCleery, director of research-practice partnerships for the Center for Leadership in Athletics, was featured in an article by Seattle’s Child titled “Landmark recess law signed by Gov. Inslee.” Thanks to the new law signed by Washington governor Jay Inslee, Washington state students in grades K-5 will be guaranteed at least 30 minutes of recess beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. “Youth in our state are facing dual crises of physical inactivity and mental health challenges,” said Dr. McCleery. “With this legislation, Washington state has the opportunity to be a national leader in addressing these crises. Ensuring equitable access to recess is a research-based, community-driven approach that will benefit students throughout our state.”