Just breathe: DOE to require breathing exercises for public school students


Public school students across New York City will be required to practice breathing exercises in the classroom for a few minutes each day starting next school year, as part of a new plan to improve mental health. 

Mayor Eric Adams and Schools Chancellor David Banks announced the new requirement on Tuesday morning at P.S. 005 Dr. Ronald McNair in Brooklyn. Adams suggested that schools have the discretion to use funding to hire a social worker who could be involved with the mindful breathing program.