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    One, Two, Tree: Yoga in the Classroom

    By Bridgett Erickson

    What do educators do when standardized test scores are down, kids are less fit and school budgets are tight? Minneapolis Public Schools will pilot a program at Jefferson Elementary School to see if yoga is part of the answer.

    "We have best practices when it comes to teaching, but we're looking for different ways to have kids excel," said Jefferson Principal Ray Aponte, who said that the benefits kids will get from yoga are beyond pure academic success. "It's about kids not only excelling at reading and math, but also in their own personal life."

    The pilot program, Y ... Continue reading One, Two, Tree: Yoga in the Classroom.