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11/8/2012

11/8/2012

Although freshmen in Columbia public high schools might walk alongside upperclassmen in the hallways next year, they might not have a chance to participate in physical education classes with sophomores, juniors and seniors.

10/29/2012

10/29/2012

Nearly 3,000 Massachusetts students suffered a concussion or other head injury while playing sports during the last school year, according to the results of a first-of-its-kind survey completed by 164 schools.

9/14/2012

9/14/2012

The Carroll County Board of Education plans to further discuss eliminating the half-credit high school requirement of a second gym class at its Oct. 10 meeting.

9/4/2012

9/4/2012

Quincy Public Schools' physical education class requirements fall short of National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) guidelines, according to a recent University of Georgia study.

8/29/2012

8/29/2012

About 148,000 students sucessfully completed 303,000 half-credit Florida Virtual School courses this past school year.

8/9/2012

8/9/2012

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the School District of Mishicot $895,000 in PEP grant funding, according to Superintendent Colleen Timm.

8/7/2012

8/7/2012

Gov. John Lynch is publicly signing a law that creates new rules regarding student-athletes who suffer concussions.

8/7/2012

While many schools across the country are doing away with physical education, the McAllen School District is putting a bigger emphasis on this subject.

8/6/2012

8/6/2012

I read with interest StudentsFirst founder Michelle Rhee's "sounding the alarm" commentary on the "harmful policies" in our educational system, but I was stunned that she didn't mention reforming physical education as a key element for our future success ("Column: Olympic effort needed for education").

7/31/2012

7/31/2012

High school football season is just weeks away, and Monday marked the first day of practice in pads for many schools. However, those added layers mean teams are increasing the level of rough play, and the possible injuries that could follow.

7/25/2012

7/25/2012

Contest offers unprecedented grand prize of $45,000 in curriculum, training, and equipment in support of National Childhood Obesity Awareness month.

7/11/2012

7/11/2012

More than a half-century ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower formed the President’s Council on Youth Fitness, and today Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Michelle Obama are among those making childhood obesity a public cause. But even as virtually every state has undertaken significant school reforms, many American students are being granted little or no time in the gym.

7/10/2012

7/10/2012

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

6/26/2012

6/26/2012

 

Drew Brees knows he has a dangerous job. The record-setting quarterback of the New Orleans Saints is eager to make football safer at all levels.

6/21/2012

6/21/2012

The American Medical Association wants schools to include a yearly curriculum aimed at preventing obesity for public school kids and teens.

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