The pos­i­tive impact of the “Play Ball” ini­tia­tive on the scholastic per­for­mance of young­sters in Boston’s middle schools (see Globe story) is stun­ning, but hardly sur­prising. For too many years, we have over-​​emphasized stan­dard­ized test scores — treating them as the gold stan­dard, if not the only stan­dard, for assessing quality in edu­ca­tion — at the expense of other areas of phys­ical, emo­tional and intel­lec­tual development.

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