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Governor Signs Bill For Disabled Students

CHICAGO (AP) - A new law says student athletes with disabilities can be exempt from gym class if they play other sports.Full story

Aim to put physical activity into school day

  Institute of Medicine calls for increased physical activity in schools, and not just in gym class. NBC News' Erika Edwards reports.

Schools should make exercise 'core' subject, U.S. panel urges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. schools need to boost efforts to get students moving, and make gym class as critical as other core subjects if they want to increase test scores as well as students' general well-being, a leading group of health advisers said on Thursday. Full story

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Xu Liangfan, 37, teaches a gym class at Banpo Primary School in Shengji county
Xu Liangfan, 37, teaches a gym class at Banpo Primary School in Shengji county

Xu Liangfan, 37, teaches a gym class at Banpo Primary School in Shengji county, Bijie city in Guizhou province March 14, 2013. Xu, who started working at the school last year, is the headmaster of the school and teaches mathematics and gym class. Located halfway up a mountain, the school has 68 stud

Xu Liangfan, 37, escorts students on a cliff path as they make their way to Banpo Primary School in Shengji county
Xu Liangfan, 37, escorts students on a cliff path as they make their way to Banpo Primary School in Shengji county

Xu Liangfan, 37, escorts students on a cliff path as they make their way to Banpo Primary School in Shengji county, Bijie city in Guizhou province March 11, 2013. Xu, who started working at the school last year, is the headmaster of the school and teaches mathematics and gym class. Located halfway u

Xu Liangfan, 37, answers questions for a student at Banpo Primary School in Shengji county
Xu Liangfan, 37, answers questions for a student at Banpo Primary School in Shengji county

Xu Liangfan, 37, answers questions for a student at Banpo Primary School in Shengji county, Bijie city in Guizhou province March 14, 2013. Xu, who started working at the school last year, is the headmaster of the school and teaches mathematics and gym class. Located halfway up a mountain, the school