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February 14, 2011

Mandatory Phys. Ed. Bill Ruffles Feathers, Continues Advancing in Virginia

Virginia is one step away from becoming the latest state to make physical education for K-8 students mandatory, as the House of Delegates passed a revised version of the proposed legislation this past Friday. It now heads to Gov. Bob McDonnell, who hasn't declared whether or not he'll sign the bill,...

February 10, 2011

Exercise Increases Students' Cognitive Function, Study Finds

Regular exercise helped previously sedentary, overweight children to perform better on goal-oriented tasks and improved their mathematics ability, according to a recent study from the Georgia Prevention Institute at Georgia Health Sciences University. In the study, which was published in Health Psy...

February 01, 2011

Mandatory Physical Education Bill Advances in Virginia

Last week, I touched on the subject of whether physical education classes should be required in schools, as the Virginia Senate had just passed legislation that would make phys. ed. mandatory in all state public schools. Today, Virginia took the next step toward making mandatory physical education ...

January 26, 2011

Should Schools Make Physical Education Mandatory?

As we touched upon yesterday, after-school sports are on the chopping block for many schools and districts facing budget cuts. But after-school sports aren't the only endangered physical activity—physical education classes have also been trimmed due to budgetary concerns and an increased focus...

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