A Minnesota state senator wants to hold more schools accountable for their students’ physical education. Sen. Susan Kent introduced a bill Monday that would require yearly assessments of students’ physical health starting with the 2017 school year.
A physical education teacher from Farmington is on his way to Washington D.C. Tuesday, lobbying to make gym class a bigger priority in Minnesota schools. It’s part of National Speak Out Day, a day dedicated to supporting physical education.
The Centers for Disease Control has called childhood obesity in America a crisis. It is happening at a time when budget cuts are forcing many school districts to cut physical education programs. But a Twin Cities high school is teaming up with the University of Minnesota to fight for fitness.