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Study on physical activity in the classroom draws NY Times attention

Beth LewisBeth Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, continues to attract attention for her study on the relationship between students' physical activity in the classroom and their academic performance. Elementary students in a Minnesota classroom who stand at their specially designed desks instead of sitting in traditional ones are being monitored for their physical activity and academic performance. Dr. Lewis's study, and the standing desks designed by elementary school teacher Abby Brown, wife of Tony Brown, associate director of Recreational Sports, were discussed recently in the New York Times and the GreatSchools newsletter.

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