Bikes, Balls in Class: How Phys Ed Transformed One School

Sound body, sound mind has long been the accepted wisdom. But schools have traditionally promoted brains and brawn separately. Not so at Naperville Central High School west of Chicago. Here the kids who struggle with math and reading go to gym class first. "What we're trying to do here is jump start their brain," says Paul Zientarski, chairman of the Physical Education Department at Naperville. So the very first class of the day is physical education. And at Naperville, exercise isn't...Full Story
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