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October 11, 2013

Walking Classroom Institute donates core curriculum materials to schools

NORMAN — The Walking Classroom Institute announced on Thursday that it donated program materials worth $75,000 to 25 public elementary school classrooms in 17 states.

Little Axe Elementary School, 2000 168th Ave. NE, was selected as a donation recipient after it applied online and was placed on a wait list.

Donated materials include 700 audio players pre-loaded with a year’s worth of Common Core State Standards-aligned podcasts and 25 extensive teachers’ guides, which expected to educate up to 4,200 public school students over a three-year period.

The Walking Classroom Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Chapel Hill, N.C. The national award-winning Walking Classroom program increases students’ physical activity, builds core content knowledge and provides teachers with an educational tool that addresses different learning styles.

The Walking Classroom has won awards nationally and at the state level, including eSchool Media Readers’ Choice Award: Winner (2013-2014), Active Schools Acceleration Project, a ChildObesity180 initiative: Technology Innovation Grand Prize Winner (2012) and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Health Innovation Challenge Winner (2013). 

For more information about The Walking Classroom Institute, contact Julia Zola, communications director, at 919-240-7877 or visit

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