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Friday, February 18, 2011

Seattle middle-school students get pulled into rowing

Carlos James, 14, rows the final stretch of a 10-minute, team relay Friday at Aki Kurose Middle School Academy. By emphasizing teamwork, the activity — part of the Seattle Public Schools new Erg Ed program — is winning over students who might have cared little about it.