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Running outside beats Race to the Top

Web MD – ONE KEY to better grades in the classroom may lie in the gym or on the playground, a new study finds.

The research, to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, found that elementary and middle school students who don’t get enough exercise are more likely to fail math and reading tests. Continue reading

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US: Common Core is even wrecking gym class

Anti-social budget cuts and physical education

NY Times – ON A RECENT AFTERNOON, the third graders in Sharon Patelsky’s class reviewed words like “acronym,” “clockwise” and “descending,” as well as math concepts like greater than, less than and place values. Continue reading

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Tragedy in Bathurst

By TONY SEED*

HALIFAX (31 January 2008) – SOME teams wear black armbands. Some players wear their teammate’s number on their shoe. Just before tip-off that Sunday afternoon, John Prince, generally a man of few words, stepped into the circle, briefly explained a tragedy that had just occurred the night before in Bathurst, New Brunswick, and asked for a moment’s silence. Continue reading

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