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Better Schools and Gardens Would Boost Learning

Schools feeling pressure from the No Child Left Behind Act to push students to absorb more reading and math skills should take a look at what their students are sitting on, says this article in Edutopia. Students would learn more in comfy chairs instead of hard seats and desks, the authors say. Schools should also think about indoor air quality, get rid of “horrible bells” and other noise pollution, create pleasing spaces for learning and install a school café conducive to absorbing all that knowledge floating around. Anyone seen a school like this?

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