Boosting Physical Education in Minnesota Schools

The Senate Education Committee heard a bill this week that would hold schools more accountable for their students’ physical education. The legislation would require yearly assessments of students’ physical health starting with the 2017 school year. Students starting ninth grade in 2017 and later would also need two physical education credits to graduate. Currently, Minnesota school districts are required to have physical education standards. The legislation is designed to update current physical education standards to make sure all schools are implementing and following the national phy ed standards. (S.F. 343)

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