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New School P.E. Benchmarks Considered for MN


The Public News Service posted an aritcle this morning on developing grade-specific benchmarks for P.E. classes in Minnesota, check it out below!

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Getting regular exercise is one of the easiest ways to combat childhood obesity, and a bill awaiting a hearing at the state Capitol aims to make sure Minnesota school children are being active.

State Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, said the legislation calls for the updating of statewide standards for physical education for the first time in more than a decade, along with the development of grade-specific benchmarks.

"This will add three new questions to an existing report that school districts are required to submit asking for their information on the quality of and quantity of physical education classes that kids receive in their schools," Dettmer said. - Continue Reading Here

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