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New York Regents classify cheerleading as sport

The Board of Regents will vote after the

The Board of Regents will vote after the state committee passed a proposal yesterday. (April 29, 2014 6:16 PM)

(AP) -- New York education officials have voted to recognize competitive cheerleading as a sport to improve safety and coaching standards.

The state Board of Regents voted unanimously in favor of the measure a day after it was approved by one of its committees.

The Regents say the measure will help ensure that coaches are properly trained and that schools follow a common set of standards....

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