Preschool-aged children at child care centers need far more opportunities for physical activity, suggests a new study in the journal Pediatrics.
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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.
September 19, 2014
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
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.
March 13, 2014
In the push to get more students taking computer science courses, the proposed bill would allow Florida students to take computer science in lieu of P.E. and still earn a diploma.
February 04, 2014
Kansas elementary and middle school students who met certain physical-fitness benchmarks were considerably more likely to exceed reading and math performance standards.
January 21, 2014
The Chicago school board will consider a proposal Wednesday that would mandate 30 minutes of daily P.E. for elementary schools and an average of 42 minutes a day for high schools.