More elementary schools in Pinellas County could be cutting back on physical education classes next school year to make sure students and teachers get more out of class time.
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Research shows that yoga can help young children learn skills such as focus, relaxation and self-control.
By next school year, most districts in Franklin County will let students bypass gym class if they play a sport or participate in marching band or cheerleading.
Public school yoga instructor Katie Campbell proudly looks out at 23 first graders as they contain their squirming in a kid-friendly version of the lotus position.