A new bill recently introduced to Congress would fund 10 colleges/university graduate physical education programs as to provide up-to-date technology into school district physical education classes.  U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley and Iowa’s world famous gymnast Shawn Johnson are teaming up on federal legislation to bring more technology into school physical education classes.  Johnson, a gold medalist in the 2008 Olympics, joined Braley, D-Iowa, in a conference call Wednesday to announce the Shawn Johnson Fitness for Life Act, which if passed would provide grants for 10 universities to incorporate more technology into their master’s degree programs for physical education. A partnership between the universities and local schools and communities would be required as well.  If passed, the U.S. Department of Education would administer the competitive grants, which would be available to universities that currently offer masters programs in physical education and partner with a local school.


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