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Weighing more letters on report cards.

A new set of letter grades will be added to Texan student report cards if a Texas bill passes: BMI.

A student's body mass index, which measures body fat based on height and weight and indicates if a student is overweight, would be on report cards under the bill introduced by State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, a Democrat. The school would give parents information on increased body fat and health problems, she says, according to Fox News reports.

Arkansas implemented a similar law last school year, although the information is sent to parents and is not on report cards.
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Title Annotation:Update: education news from schools, businesses, research and government agencies; Blue Valley Television
Publication:District Administration
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Date:Mar 1, 2005
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