WBEZ:Movement at Namaste Promotes a Peaceful Environment

 At Namaste Charter School, where 6 percent of students got an out-of-school suspension last year according to CPS numbers, school officials attribute low numbers to the school’s commitment to physical activity throughout the day. There are at least 90 minutes of movement worked into every school day, said Rickie Yudin, the school’s Director of School Culture & Wellness. There are 60 minutes of formal physical education, 20 or 25 minutes of recess depending on grade level, and another 10 to 15 minutes of movement within the classroom.