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Legislators Eye P.E. Rules

Stepping up the state’s physical education requirements may not be a marathon. But it isn’t going to be a sprint, either. A House Education subcommittee took a first run at the new P.E. requirements, but took no vote. The panel plans to take up the issue again on Monday. The rule would require 60 minutes a week of P.E. at the elementary school level, and 200 minutes biweekly at the middle school level. The high school requirements aren’t as stringent, as the State Board of Education dropped plans to require two high school P.E. credits. High school students would be required to take CPR training as part of their health curriculum, and would be able to get one credit for participating on sports teams/Kevin Richert, IdahoED News. More here.

Question: Would a requirement of 1 hour a week for P.E. make any dent re: fitness?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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