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M. Jeanne Bartelt dies at 89; teacher helped revise state PE standards
M. Jeanne Bartelt dies at 89; teacher helped revise state PE standards

M. Jeanne Bartelt, a physical education teacher who was instrumental in efforts to revise statewide PE standards for California schoolchildren, died May 22 in Sacramento. She was 89. The cause was a heart attack, said her partner, Sandra Archer. A PE consultant at the state Department of Education during the 1980s and 1990s, Bartelt helped create a state physical fitness test for students and helped develop teaching guidelines, handbooks and curricula. She also traveled across California training teachers and administrators on ways to teach PE that engage young people and encourage them to be active throughout their life. "Every kid every day does not need to run a damn mile...

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