Higher grades, better behavior: Why kids’ outdoor classes are catching on

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Students at Red Oak Elementary sit socially distanced and masked during outdoor reading time. Photo by Caleigh Wells

Now that kids are back on campus, teachers are bringing lessons outside to keep them safe. The health benefits for students extend far beyond COVID safety. Many local schools want to make a permanent change, but that’s a tall order for schools with asphalt playgrounds and little shade.