Study says New York City schoolchildren are not getting the gym classes they need

Four out of 10 New York City elementary schoolsfail to offer physical education classes on a regular basis, according to a study done by a nonprofit foundation. There is only one physical education teacher for every 730 students in elementary school. Gyms and schoolyards have been commandeered for classroom space, and some schools have been built without gymnasiums, the report says.

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