Schools have cut back on physical education to create the class time that might improve test scores. Even worse, perhaps, they’ve cut back on recess – the joyous free play that makes kids want to exercise.
Dip your toes in the cold Pacific Ocean as we escape the summer’s first major heat save and head up super-scenic Highway 1 to Manchester State Park, a 40-minute drive from artsy Mendocino. Reed Parsell, The Sacramento Bee
Reed ParsellThe Sacramento Bee
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