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Physical Education in Schools

I Support Slashing Our Schools' Gym Class Budget

Galanty Miller | Posted 10.08.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I've been told by people involved in physical education that gym class has changed since when I was a kid in the 1980s. Now it's about individual achievement and exercise programs. It wasn't like that when I was a kid.

Dodgeball Has No Place in Our Schools

Ken Reed | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

A top-notch physical education program is about meeting the needs of all students, not just the athletically inclined. It's about getting kids active today and excited about the lifetime benefits of health and wellness. It means emphasizing fitness and physical well-being, not team sports.

Why Kids Should Be Playing Outside During Recess

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents

Not all recesses were created equally. According to a new study out of Washington University in St. Louis, urban public school children get more ex...

Bored-o-Ed: An Educator's Plan for Making the NYC Public Schools Work

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.23.2013 | New York
Michele Somerville

If I could change one thing alone, I would change this: Currently New York City Public School students have physical education twice a week.

How Innovative Physical Education Programs Can Help Kids

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2013 | Parents

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Physical education in the United States has come a long way since the one-size-fits...

Physical Education Should Become A Core School Subject, Recommends Report

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 05.23.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Reading, writing, arithmetic – and PE? The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities f...

Study Highlights Secret Weapon To Save Kids From Stress

Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents

Getting your kids out on the soccer field or in the swimming pool may have more far-reaching benefits than just keeping them in good physical shape, a...

Majority Of States Have Loopholes That Let Kids Get Out Of Gym Class

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

A report by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the American Heart Association has found that while nearly 75 percent of sta...

NYC Parents Angry After School Cuts Gym Class

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

Parents of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Brooklyn’s PS 224 are angry that their children have gone without gym class since the begin...

45 Minutes Of This Can Help Your Kids Do Better In School

Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

The health benefits of physical activity go without saying, and research continues to show that even small amounts can help. For African-American chil...

Study: Physical Education Programs Lacking In Most States

Posted 06.18.2014 | Education

Only six states nationwide require the recommended 150 minutes of elementary school-based physical education, according to a study by University of Ge...

Support the Fit Kids Bill

Richard Simmons | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard Simmons

For more than six years now I've been working hard in my efforts to make P.E. once again part of the core curriculum in America's public schools.

Smell That? Kids Are Showering Less After Gym Class

Chicago Tribune | Denise-Marie Balona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Today's teens aren't shocked by much. They don't blink an eye when they spot a kid with drugs or a classmate with a baby. It's not that big a deal an...