PE teachers play bigger role in teaching math, language arts

02/19/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Students nationwide are learning math and English in an unlikely place -- the gym. Elementary-school students in a Florida district count by fours while performing exercises, and in a Virginia district, students count exercise sets in foreign languages. Education officials say this trend is an effort to make physical education more relevant during a time when education in core subjects often takes precedence in schools.

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