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January 03, 2012

'Strong Evidence' of Link Between Physical Activity, Academic Success

Children who participate in physical activity also tend to benefit in the classroom, according to a new systematic review of 14 studies from the past few decades.

December 29, 2011

Phys. Ed. & Concussions Dominate the Top K-12 Sports Stories of 2011

Recapping a year's worth of Schooled in Sports posts, with a heavy focus on the concussion epidemic in youth sports and the resurgence of physical education in schools.

December 27, 2011

Pediatrics Academy Stresses Low-Income Students' Need for Playtime

To allow low-income children to reach their full potential, parents and teachers must provide them with ample opportunities to play, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises in a new report.

December 16, 2011

Federal Physical Education Funding Spared in New Budget Bill

Funding for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program was spared in the FY2012 budget bill issued by the U.S. House this week.

December 12, 2011

Lawmaker Aims to Abolish Middle School Phys. Ed. Requirement

A bill progressing through the Florida legislature would stop the state's requirement that middle school students take a daily physical education class.

December 08, 2011

Youth-Obesity Interventions Found to Be Effective, Do No Harm

School-based programs that promote physical fitness and healthy eating were found to have a positive impact in the fight against childhood obesity, according to a new review published Tuesday in The Cochrane Library.

December 05, 2011

Study: Phys. Ed., Recess Mandates Boost School Physical-Activity Time

Schools were more likely to offer students 150 minutes of physical education per week if located in a state or district that mandated that level of P.E., according to a study published Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

December 01, 2011

Only 31 Percent of Calif. Students Deemed Physically Fit

Only 31 percent of students were able to pass all six components of the state's 2011 Physical Fitness Test, but those findings may not be much of a surprise.

November 21, 2011

Students' Fitness Linked to Higher Test Scores

In Lincoln (Neb.) Public Schools, students who pass the district's physical fitness test were significantly more likely to pass state reading and math tests.

November 03, 2011

'South Park' Ties Physical Education to 'Occupy Wall Street'

A recent South Park examined whether it's fair to have one underachieving student's physical fitness scores bring down his entire class' average.

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