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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.

March 13, 2014

Fla. Bill Would Allow Students to Substitute Computer Science for P.E.

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

Physically Fit Students Perform Better Academically, Study Finds

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

Chicago Public Schools Proposes Daily Phys. Ed. for Elementary, High Schools

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.

January 08, 2014

'Let's Move?' Most Teens Say 'No Thanks'

Just one in four teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 engaged in the recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 2012.

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