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Study: Exercise Improves Learning
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Field DAY at Dearborn Academy. Photo by Connie Ridge.

"Exercise, good fitness-based exercise, makes our brain more ready to learn," says John Ratey of the Harvard Medical School and a member of Dearborn Academy's Professional Advisory Council. 

By integrating exercise into the daily curriculum Naperville Central High School west of Chicago has seen reading scores up nearly twice as much and math scores up by a factor of 20.  Read the full story.