Scheduling change will allow for more PE in Florida district

04/15/2010 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

Florida's Hillsborough County district will move its middle schools from six class periods each day to seven in order to offer more physical education for students -- a departure from a trend in other districts to cut such programs. "Next year, we'll be rolling out educational gymnastics," one district official said. "We'll have tennis, badminton, orienteering, outdoor ed -- that's a whole different group of kids, and that's physical activity. We're hoping if we offer enough activity, we'll hook them on one they have a passion for."

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