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  • School districts reinvest in music, art, PE: Several school districts nationwide are reinvesting in subjects such as art, music and physical education to retain students and boost achievement. One district in Wisconsin used extra funds to hire more teachers and expand access to such classes. School systems in Los Angeles, San Diego and Nashville, Tenn., also have taken steps to revive gym, art and music. National Public Radio (6/23/14)
  • U.S. schools develop a nicer version of gym classSchools’ physical-education classes are trending away from competitive activities and using exercise as punishment and toward creating more individualized programs that target personal fitness and encompass students of all abilities. Schools in Washington, D.C., used federal grant money to develop lifetime physical activities that include yoga, rock climbing, archery and fly fishing to make gym class more popular. Washington Post 6/23/14

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