State Says Dance and Physical Education Are a Good Fit; Education Department Issues New Rules for School Fitness
Pettus, Mark, The Florida Times Union
Byline: MARK PETTUS
A law passed in May defines physical education in the state of Florida, and tells school districts how much P.E. each student should receive. One of the new definitions in the law recognizes dance as a valid form of physical education. That definition owes its existence to Phil McDaniel, head of the St. Johns Cultural Council.
McDaniel attended the Legislature's official Arts and Culture Day in Tallahassee in March along with council board members Tom Costeira, Ryan Dettra and Ken Bryan.
According to Dettra, McDaniel raised his hand during a presentation by various officials including Secretary of State Kurt Browning. It wasn't a …
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Publication information: Article title: State Says Dance and Physical Education Are a Good Fit; Education Department Issues New Rules for School Fitness. Contributors: Pettus, Mark - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: June 30, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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