Children ages 2 to 5 responded nearly seven times better to anti-obesity programs than older students, according to a new study.
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May 12, 2011
May 03, 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 launches on Sunday, in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, with more than three million students expected to participate.
April 22, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...