Lotus Position Learning

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A school district in Kentucky is making yoga part of its core curriculum. “Visit an elementary school in Kentucky’s Jefferson County Public Schools and you may find students doing partner yoga poses,” Tara Garcia Matthewson writes in The Hechinger Report. “The activity, part of a massive study of a ‘whole-child’ education program called the Compassionate Schools Project, has several purposes.”

And would you believe an education professor concocted it? “Tish Jennings, an associate professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, is one of the researchers who developed the curriculum and is studying its impact in Louisville-area schools,” Matthewson reports. “Now in the fourth year of a six-year project, the Compassionate Schools Project aims to reach more than 10,000 students across 25 elementary schools with the curriculum, and compare them with students who are not exposed to it.”