Consumer DNA databases, like FamilyTreeDNA and GEDmatch, have opened up new avenues for law enforcement investigators to identify people suspected of committing serious crimes. But the new technique raises privacy concerns.
Next year, elementary schools students in Prince William County will enjoy double the recess time– 30 minutes instead of 15. The change is the result of a recently passed Virginia law that allows recess time to count as instructional time, and reflects a growing region-wide recognition of the value of recess for kids. Researchers say outdoor playtime improves students outcomes inside and outside the classroom. Kojo explores recess time in the region.
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