Case Study: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Henry Zarrow International is a kindergarten through fifth grade magnet school in Tulsa, Okla. Being a magnet school, students, if accepted, can attend Zarrow regardless of the distance. Only six Zarrow students live in the school's neighborhood, half of whom walk or bicycle to school. As for the rest of Zarrow's students, either their parents drive them to school or they ride they bus. In addition to its magnet school status, Zarrow is part of the Schools for Healthy Lifestyles program and wanted to combine the promotion of healthy activities with school safety. In Oct. 2003, Zarrow's physical education teacher decided the answer was to involve Zarrow in International Walk to School Day. The school has participated in International Walk to School Day every year since 2003.

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