If you’ve ever wanted to meet Richard Simmons (or would like the chance to make a second first impression), be at the House Education and Labor Committee’s hearing room on July 24.
The exercise mogul will be there talking about the lack of PE in schools and the FIT Kids Act. (For background, read this post, and this one, and this one. I’d offer more, but that would provide fodder for those at Ed Week who think I’ve written too much about Simmons.)
Simmons’ Web site has most of the details, including inside information that Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., wants to move a PE bill. I’m sure there will be more to his Capitol Hill visit than standard testimony. With Richard, there always is.
A version of this news article first appeared in the NCLB: Act II blog.