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March 21, 2012

Is Play on the Decline at Your School?

"Too much of what we do in education revolves around reproducing and reiterating, rather than playful creation," says EdWeekTeacher blogger Nancy Flanagan.

March 19, 2012

School Sports Opportunities Generally on the Rise, GAO Finds

The percentage of schools that offer students regular physical education declined over the past decade, but school sports opportunities appear to be increasing nationwide, according to the Government Accountability Office.

March 08, 2012

Middle Schoolers Rank Phys. Ed. as Favorite Subject in Survey

When a national sample of 1,000 U.S. middle school students (ages 10-14) were asked to name their favorite subject in school, physical education came in first place, with 18 percent of the total vote, according to a new survey.

February 09, 2012

Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

First lady Michelle Obama was in a dancing mood today to celebrate the two-year anniversary of her "Let's Move" campaign, which aims to reduce obesity in U.S. youths.

February 07, 2012

Obesity Group Launches $500K Contest for Physical Activity Programs

Today, a national youth obesity group launched a $500,000 competition to uncover the most effective physical activity programs at the elementary school level.

February 06, 2012

Ostracism May Contribute to Students' Lack of Physical Activity

Children who are intentionally excluded from activities tend to engage in less physical activity and more sedentary behaviors, according to a new study.

January 24, 2012

Chicago Schools to Make Recess Mandatory for Elementary Students

Starting next fall, all Chicago public elementary schools will be required to provide a daily recess period to their students, under the district's new extender learning day plan.

January 12, 2012

Guide Suggests Physical-Activity Opportunities for After School

The Ohio Afterschool Network and Ohio health department teamed up on a guide with physical activity suggestions for after-school programs.

January 05, 2012

Study: Academic, Injury Concerns Limit Physical Activity in Child Care

In designing environments that promote children's health and development, advocates should think holistically about potential unintended consequences of policies, the authors conclude.

January 04, 2012

Affluence Found to Affect Students' Fitness, Obesity Levels

Far more students in affluent California districts passed the statewide physical fitness test and are considered a healthy weight than students in low-income areas, according to recent reports by The Los Angeles Times and The Bay Citizen.

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