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July 07, 2011

Former Olympian Writes About Benefits of Phys. Ed.

Vicki Huber Rudawsky, a former Olympic runner, recently published an article lamenting the reductions to phys. ed. programs nationwide on account of budget cuts.

June 24, 2011

One-Third of Nev. Kindergartners Are Overweight, Study Finds

Roughly 13 percent of Nevada kindergartners are overweight, with another 21 percent considered "obese," according to a new state-wide study.

June 16, 2011

Seattle School Incorporates Rock Climbing Into Academics

Pinehurst K-8, an alternative school in Seattle, teaches its students about friction, inertia, geology, and geography through rock climbing.

June 14, 2011

Interview: Teacher Bikes 5,000+ Miles for Phys. Ed.

In an interview with Schooled in Sports, Coach Cate discusses her journey, the importance of physical education in schools, and her thoughts about why phys. ed. teachers should be on Wheaties boxes.

June 13, 2011

Boston Schools to Add More Phys. Ed. for Students

The Boston Public Schools announced a plan last week to bring phys. ed. to 12 schools that don't currently offer any.

June 03, 2011

No Phys. Ed. for 1.3 Million California Students

Nearly 40 percent of California's public middle and high schoolers do not participate in any school-based physical education whatsoever, according to a new policy brief.

June 02, 2011

Student-Athletes Use Less Drugs, More Alcohol Than Peers, Study Finds

Student-athletes who play team sports are less likely to smoke cigarettes or marijuana or use other drugs, but they're more likely to drink alcohol, according to a new study.

June 01, 2011

School's Running Club Leads to Academic, Behavioral Gains

Since a Maryland elementary school started a running club in fall 2009, its students have boosted their fitness levels and attention spans, made major gains on test scores, and decreased the frequency of disciplinary problems.

May 27, 2011

Chicago's Return of Recess Could Lead to Major Student-Health Benefits

The return of recess to Chicago schools may have major health benefits for students, according to a soon-to-be-presented study out of the University of Scranton.

May 20, 2011

Physical Activity in Class Leads to Improved Test Scores, Study Finds

If teachers can work exercise-based activities into their daily lesson plans while maintaining an academic focus, those lessons could end up improving both students' minds and their bodies, a new study finds.

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