The U.S. Education Department recently released guidance for meeting the challenge of providing physical education for students with disabilities.
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October 14, 2011
October 13, 2011
Less than 20 percent of K-12 schools provide their students with before-, during-, and after-school opportunities to engage in physical activity, according to an American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance survey.
October 05, 2011
Auditors visited 31 New York City elementary schools during the 2010-11 school year and found not a single one in full compliance with the state's physical education standards.
October 05, 2011
Over 3,700 schools in all 50 states were taking part in the initiative, connected with the federal Safe Routes to School program.
October 03, 2011
A Blue Cross Blue Shield-controlled foundation announced last week that it would be funding proposals to battle the childhood obesity epidemic at the statewide level.
September 30, 2011
The grants will be awarded through the Carol M. White Physical Education Program, which is dedicated to the initiation, expansion, or enhancement of K-12 phys. ed. programs.
July 18, 2011
One study notes the explosion in youth obesity over the past 20 years; another finds no benefit to warning parents of overweight children; and a commentary calls for state intervention with the parents of severely obese children.
July 15, 2011
Physical education teachers in the Virginia Beach school district could eventually be facing an accountability crackdown, thanks to school board chairman Dan Edwards.
July 14, 2011
The U.K. Department of Health issued new health guidelines earlier this week that called for regular daily exercise for all U.K. citizens—including those under age 5.
July 11, 2011
Over one-third of U.S. children between ages 10-17 are considered obese (16.4 percent) or overweight (18.2 percent), according to a new report.