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December 28, 2012

Title IX, Obesity, and Academics: The Top K-12 Sports Stories of 2012

For K-12 sports, the year 2012 was one to remember.

December 07, 2012

In-Shape Students Outscore Obese Peers Academically, Study Finds

Middle schoolers in prime physical shape outperform their overweight peers on tests and grades, new research says.

November 19, 2012

Study: Muscle-Enhancing Behaviors Increasingly Common Among Teens

Both boys and girls are engaging in muscle-enhancing behaviors far more than previously known, says a new study.

November 16, 2012

Big Share of Calif. Students Deemed Physically Unfit

Only 31 percent of 5th, 7th, and 9th graders passed all six parts of the state's physical-fitness test.

November 13, 2012

Report: States' Loopholes Detracting From Effectiveness of Phys. Ed.

A majority of states allow exemptions, waivers, and/or substitutions to satisfy physical education requirements, a new report finds.

November 08, 2012

Many Parents Say Children's Free Time Is Best Spent With Sports

Forty-six percent of parents think their children's free time is best spent through sports activities, according to a recent survey.

October 09, 2012

Is Forcing Students to Run Laps a Form of Corporal Punishment?

A report by the Des Moines school district, published by the Des Moines Register, contends that a high school football coach "hazed and bullied" a student-athlete.

September 18, 2012

States Could Have 60 Percent Obesity Rate by 2030, Report Suggests

The "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012" report estimates that every state could have an adult obesity rate of 44 percent or higher within the next 20 years, assuming obesity rates continue increasing along their current trajectory.

September 10, 2012

Presidential Physical Fitness Test to Be Replaced After 2012-13

Starting next school year, the Physical Fitness Test will be replaced by the newly-announced Presidential Youth Fitness Program, a "health-related, criterion-based assessment."

August 27, 2012

Ill. Enacts Law to Bolster Physical Education in Schools

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law this past Saturday that calls for the creation of an "Enhance Physical Education Task Force," in an effort to improve the state's physical education offerings.

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