Monday, September 28, 2015

DC Public Schools Teaching All Second Graders How To Ride Bicycles.

The Washington Post (9/24, Chandler) reports a new DC Public Schools program is teaching all second graders how to ride bikes. The school district purchased 1,000 bikes at the beginning of the school year with the help of local government and private donors. The bikes will rotate throughout all the elementary schools in the district during the year so all second-grade students will have an opportunity to learn how to ride one. Bicycle riding is one of the district’s new “cornerstone” lessons focused on bringing uniform, memorable, and relevant lessons to students. The program is also part of a growing shift across the country to move physical education away from competitive sports towards more practical lessons focused on wellness and fitness.

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