How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

Matt Mixer, Executive Director News & Events

Physical fitness has been definitively tied to improved academic achievement and schools are starting to take notice.

APPLETON, Wisc. — Middle school students at Kaleidoscope Academy, a district charter school in Appleton, Wisconsin, are constantly moving. Everyone has a physical education class, called “phy-ed” here, at least twice a week. On top of that, there’s a daily lunch break that comes with time for kids to get outside and move around. Students can also choose from two additional exercise-focused electives — dance and personal fitness — which for some students can mean a 40-minute exercise period every day. Read more…………….