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Students take break from TV, screens for 10 days

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TV and computer screens will be dark in the homes of many local school students this coming week.

The Ellsworth School District is promoting a TV/Screen Turn-Off Time now through Thursday, Nov. 16, as part of its implementation of a Student Media Awareness to Reduce Television (SMART) curriculum. The event is scheduled just before statewide exams, as the curriculum is being adopted in the belief a child's academic performance will increase after detoxification from screen exposure.

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