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May 19, 2016

Heisman Trophy Winner Sings Praises of Quality Phys. Ed.

Herschel Walker, the winner of the 1982 Heisman Trophy, described physical education as his "saving grace" while growing up.

May 04, 2016

Schools Continue to Lag Behind Recommendations for Phys. Ed. Time

Only Iowa and the District of Columbia require the amount of weekly physical education time recommended by national experts at the elementary and middle school levels.

August 19, 2015

Groups Allege California Is Falling Short in Phys. Ed. Opportunities for Minorities

Six health and civil rights groups allege California is failing to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by not providing equal access to physical education opportunities to minority students.

May 20, 2015

Preschoolers Need More Opportunities for Active Play, Study Concludes

Preschool-aged children at child care centers need far more opportunities for physical activity, suggests a new study in the journal Pediatrics.

April 16, 2015

Senate Ed. Committee Approves ESEA Amendment Renewing Phys. Ed. Program

During a markup of the proposed ESEA rewrite Wednesday, the Senate education committee unanimously passed an amendment that would reauthorize funding for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program.

April 09, 2015

Phys. Ed. Designated as 'Core Academic Subject' in Proposed ESEA Rewrite

The proposed bipartisan rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act designates physical education as a "core academic subject," lumping it in with English, science, math, and history.

February 20, 2015

Va. Legislature Weighing Physical Activity Mandate for K-5 Students

The Virginia General Assembly is currently considering a bill that would require 20 minutes of daily physical activity for students between kindergarten and fifth grade.

January 14, 2015

Phys. Ed. Found to Benefit Academic Performance of African-American Girls

Participation in physical education may have a beneficial effect on the academic performance of African-American high school girls, suggests a new study.

September 19, 2014

South Dakota Board Adopts New Phys. Ed. Standards

The South Dakota Board of Education adopted a new set of physical education standards Monday after conducting the final of four public hearings.

August 27, 2014

Physical Fitness Associated With Less Depression in Middle School Girls

For girls, higher cardiorespiratory fitness levels in the 6th grade were linked to both significantly less depression and a lower body mass index (BMI) percentile score in the 7th grade.

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