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Now the real PE workout begins

    After years of campaigning, a coalition of child health advocates had plenty to celebrate last week when Gov. Ted Kulongoski signed a bill to restore physical education in Oregon schools.
     
    Now, however, it’s time to work up a sweat all over again.
     
    The new law passed by the 2007 Legislature gives Oregon’s 200-plus school districts 10 years to meet new minimum standards for PE instruction. That creates a natural opportunity for procrastination, so many school administrations are probably going to need a serious nudge from their communities.

     — Excerpt from The Oregonian Editorial, August 1, 2007


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