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September 06, 2013

D.C. Public Schools Join 'Let's Move! Active Schools' Initiative

All 111 D.C. public schools have agreed to participate in the Let's Move! Active Schools program.

August 30, 2013

CDC Reveals Positive Physical Education Trends Over Past Decade

More states and districts are paying closer attention to students' physical fitness since 2000, the CDC finds.

August 15, 2013

Coordinated School Health Model Can Increase Students' Physical Activity

Researchers found that a CDC health program implemented at Indiana schools resulted in increased physical-activity opportunities for students.

August 07, 2013

District Accepts Grant to Expand Yoga Program

A California school district has accepted a $1.4 million grant to expand its controversial yoga program.

July 30, 2013

Physical Education Requirements Questioned for Student-Athletes

Some are questioning the need for student-athletes to take PE classes, but experts say there's a difference between PE and physical activity.

July 24, 2013

E-Games May Not Sway Youths' Habitual Physical Activity

Despite e-games' potential for curbing childhood obesity, a new study finds they may not influence long-term physical activity.

July 03, 2013

Educators Bike 150 Miles to Spotlight Need for Health and P.E. Programs

A group of educators and school leaders from Pennsylvania and neighboring states visited Washington to raise awareness of the importance of a comprehensive health and physical education curriculum.

June 03, 2013

Phys. Ed. Teachers in N.Y.C. to Be Evaluated Under New System

Under New York City's new teacher-evaluation system, physical-education teachers will be subject to annual performance reviews.

May 23, 2013

Institute of Medicine Suggests 60 Minutes of Daily Activity in Schools

The majority of students' recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity should come during regular school hours, the institute says.

May 22, 2013

Study Suggests Causal Relationship Between Phys. Ed., Child's Weight

Increasing the amount of physical-education time for 5th graders appears to reduce the likelihood of childhood obesity.

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