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