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May 12, 2011

Study: The Younger, the Better for Anti-Obesity Programs

Children ages 2 to 5 responded nearly seven times better to anti-obesity programs than older students, according to a new study.

May 03, 2011

Physical Education/Fitness News Roundup: May 2011

A roundup of some of the best physical education and fitness news items from the past few weeks.

April 29, 2011

National Physical Education and Sport Week Kicks Off on Sunday

National Physical Education and Sport Week launches on Sunday, in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, with more than three million students expected to participate.

April 22, 2011

Poll: Parents Don't Think Students Get Enough Exercise in School

A poll released this week found that nearly one-third of parents surveyed believe that their children don't get enough physical activity in schools.

April 21, 2011

Proposed Calif. Soda Tax Would Fund Youth Anti-Obesity Programs

A study released Thursday estimates that a proposed 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sodas and other sugary drinks would raise roughly $1.45 billion per year for California schools.

March 28, 2011

Virginia Governor Vetoes Phys. Ed. Mandate

Gov. Bob McDonnell vetoed legislation on Thursday that would have required Virginia public schools to provide their K-8 students with 150 minutes of physical education per week by 2014, calling it an "unfunded mandate." (See Schooled in Sports' previous coverage of the bill here, here, and here.) "...

March 16, 2011

S.C. Budget Writers Reduce Phys. Ed. Spending by 15 Percent

Members of the South Carolina House are discussing a proposed state budget that slashes physical education spending by 15 percent for fiscal 2011. The legislators are currently debating a $5.2 billion spending plan that doesn't include any of the $174 million federal bailout money present in last y...

March 07, 2011

Mandatory Phys. Ed. Legislation Has Va. School Administrators Sweating

Pending legislation in Virginia that would make 150 minutes of physical education per week mandatory for K-8 students has some school officials in the state feeling queasy. "Any time we get another unfunded mandate from the state, it worries us," Albemarle Assistant Superintendent Billy Haun told t...

March 01, 2011

Students Striding Toward Physical Fitness in Ky. Elementary Schools

All 500+ 4th and 5th graders in a Kentucky school district will be receiving pedometers as part of a new fitness initiative to motivate them to stay active and healthy. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the initiative, which lifted off Feb. 14, is a collaboration between the Clay County scho...

February 22, 2011

Adding a Technological Spin to Traditional Physical Education

Chances are, by now you've heard of the online physical education trend sweeping the nation. Back in 2005, the New York Times covered the growing phenomenon of online gym classes, and it's only branched out further since then. According to the 2010 Shape of the Nation report by the National Associ...

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