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#ICYMI: Improved Physical Education in New York City!

News from New York! Students in New York City will now receive excellent physical education instruction and opportunities for physical activity! It’s all thanks to Local Law 102, which went into effect on June 28.

July 11, 2019

Colorado Dedicates $1.1M to Improved Physical Education!

On May 10, 2019, Colorado passed a $1.1M physical education (PE) grant program to help improve students’ physical activity.

June 5, 2019

Breaking News: New Physical Education Requirements in Tennessee!

Governor Bill Haslam has signed the Physical Education Act into law, which requires elementary schools across the state to provide at least 60 minutes of physical education for students each week! Additionally, the physical education curriculum must be taught by a certified physical education teacher.

May 11, 2018

American Heart Association

June 14, 2016

Setting the course right for physical education in schools

Nearly everyone understands the important link between physical education in our schools and good health. The two go hand-in-hand. They always have. That’s why it’s troubling to see the ongoing trend over the past few decades in which physical education has largely been removed from many of the nation’s schools.

Voices for Healthy Kids

April 26, 2016

Shape of the Nation 2016

Voices for Healthy Kids and SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators, are pleased to present the 2016 update to the Shape of the Nation on the state of physical education and physical activity in the American education system.

Voices for Healthy Kids and SHAPE America

April 8, 2016

Connecticut Education Department Unveils New Standards for School Evaluation

In a move to redefine how schools receive state funds based on need that also could alter how Connecticut schools view success, the state Department of Education announced a Next Generation Accountability System that will evaluate schools along 12 indicators.

New Haven Register

March 2, 2016

Proposed Bill Would Require More Physical Activity for Maryland Elementary School Students

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 12 million children between the ages of 2 to 19 are considered obese in the U.S.


February 22, 2016

Is More Physical Education at School Linked to Higher Student Math Scores?

The amount of time students spend doing physical activity in school appears to be linked to higher standardized math scores in D.C. schools, according to a new American University study that examined the success of the city’s Healthy Schools Act and found that schools offering more physical activity had significantly better math success.

The Washington Post

February 9, 2016

Preserve the Physical Education System

When you think back to middle school, gym class is probably one of your best, or worst, memories.

The Observer

February 8, 2016

All Children Deserve to Grow Up at a Healthy Weight

One year ago, I traveled to New York City to announce that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation would commit $500 million toward the goal of helping all children grow up at a healthy weight by 2025, bringing our total investment on this issue to more than $1 billion.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

February 8, 2016

Warren Schools to Provide Physical Education During Recess

Warren Township Schools starting with the 2016-17 school year will provide physical education options during recess to meet state requirements, according to a statement from Interim Superintendent Elizabeth Nastus.


February 6, 2016