Monday, April 9, 2012

Article on School Exercise Program in North Carolina

North Carolina Elementary School Blends Exercise, Academics Students at a North Carolina elementary school are riding stationary bicycles while reading as part of an exercise-learning program intended to help improve students' health and academics. While limited data from similar programs show they can be successful -- in raising students' test scores and lowering their Body Mass Index -- few schools have adopted them. "It kind of opens their eyes that they can pull out a book and read anywhere," said fourth-grade teacher Katie Garcia.

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