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Schools adding skateboarding to P.E. classes

Updated: September 23, 2010, 5:00 PM ET
By Matt Higgins

When Bill Ewe, a physical education teacher in southern New Jersey, approached the principal at the middle school where he works about adding skateboarding to the curriculum, "he looked at me like I was a little crazy," Ewe said.

But Ewe, a longtime skater who played college baseball, showed his bosses a news clip demonstrating how a skateboarding program had been successfully integrated into gym classes at a California high school.

Soon district officials approved ...

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