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Plan Calls for More P.E. in Texas Schools

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

President Bush has called childhood obesity a costly problem for the country.

Now two legislators are calling for more physical education in Texas schools.

The plan is backed by Senator Jane Nelson of Lewisville and Representative Rob Eissler of The Woodlands.

The proposal would require moderate to vigorous daily activity for all students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

A physical fitness assessment of all public school students would be done at the beginning and end of each school year and reported to the Texas Education Agency.

Student results would be reported anonymously.

The TEA would be required to analyze the results by district, comparing details to students grades, attendance, obesity, disciplinary problems and school meal programs.


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