A seemingly incongruous concept that began in Minneapolis public schools is starting to catch on in other school systems, too: taking gym class online.

Minneapolis school officials said they're hearing from school districts around the country that are interested in the program. In Minneapolis, student waiting lists are filling up fast.

"It's like we started the ball rolling, and it started rolling so fast, and now we're trying to catch up," said Jan Braaten, content specialist in physical education for Minneapolis schools. Braaten is making a presentation on the program in January to a


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