Three-fourths of children across the United States aren't meeting the recommended amount of physical activity per week, according to a report card from the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance.
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June 29, 2016
Beyond the fitness-related benefits, physical activity can also contribute to students' academic success, suggests a new consensus statement from international researchers.
May 19, 2016
Herschel Walker, the winner of the 1982 Heisman Trophy, described physical education as his "saving grace" while growing up.
May 04, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
Participation in physical education may have a beneficial effect on the academic performance of African-American high school girls, suggests a new study.