Illinois school aims to see if exercise boosts reading skills

09/21/2006 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

An Illinois high school is conducting a study to see if an early-morning, specially designed physical education class followed immediately by remedial literacy instruction will boost the reading scores of struggling freshmen. One Harvard University psychiatrist following the study says exercise allows the brain cells to bind together faster, thereby enhancing students' ability to learn.

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