NYC skateboarding class aims to get more students hooked on fitness

11/2/2008 | NYTimes.com

A New York City high school has added a skateboarding class for gym credit in the hopes of encouraging fitness and engaging students who may not enjoy more traditional sports. "I think it's important to have a wide range of electives," said Lori Rose Benson, the city education department's director of fitness and health education.

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