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Can 12 Minutes of Exercise Help Close the Achievement Gap?

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Researchers are expanding on recent studies that find exercise positively affects learning in the K-12 environment by testing the theory on college students. In an article for Pacific Standard Battina Chang writes that just 12 minutes of aerobic exercise closed the pre-existing score gap between low-income and higher-income students in the study.