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Students who play harder think smarter

Dr. Julian Reed

Dr. Julian Reed

Physical education classes are a daily ritual at Legacy Charter School in Greenville, which built its education philosophy on the belief that 45 minutes of organized P.E. per day would improve student health and academic performance. It’s working. Legacy’s students are trimmer and perform better in fitness tests, according to the fifth-year results of an ongoing study performed by Dr. Julian Reed, a health science professor at Furman. His study also shows that the students are displaying marked improvement in cognitive measures over their counterparts. The Greenville News ran on a front-page story on the extraordinary work that Reed is doing at Legacy.

Last updated November 6, 2014
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