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I love it when we get confirmation from the media about what we, in the physical education and/or special needs field, have known for years. Movement helps children learn! An article in the New York Times brings attention to this belief with research that says exercise does significantly help with concentration abilities. One of the most prominent studies involved 138 children that were given a written test following different kinds of exercise. They found that test scores improved the most after an endurance class, that is, when the children were required to run, walk, skip and otherwise keep moving for the duration of the class. You can read the New York Times full article here. Let us know how your school keeps your students moving!