Wednesday, June 2, 2010

States requiring PE, but amount varies

More states are requiring physical education for elementary, middle and high school students, though few require kids to exercise for a specific amount of time.

A report released Tuesday by the American Heart Association and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education said exercise for schoolchildren is also threatened by a rising number of waivers and exemptions from PE in school districts around the country.

Nancy Brown, CEO of the heart association, said the group is pleased that more states are requiring physical education but is also concerned that the requirements don't have more teeth.

"We are concerned that the movement has not been more significant," she said. "It's more of a sporadic approach."


Source and More:
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PHYSICAL_EDUCATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2010-06-02-03-07-05

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