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Over the past decade, physical education (PE) has become less common in schools across the nation. Only half of high school students attend a PE class in an average week. At the same time, mounting research shows that physical activity during the school day can lead to better academic performance, as well as a lower risk of obesity. Policymakers in many states—including Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Oklahoma—are looking to make physical activity a greater part of the school day. Council for a Strong America is backing efforts to expand PE in schools, educating state leaders about the connection between physical education, a healthy citizenry, and improved military eligibility.

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  1. February 15, 2018

    Why I Serve

    Blog

  2. November 19, 2017 (Ocala Star Banner)

    A national security risk in our midst

    Media Coverage

  3. July 21, 2017 (WTVD/ABC Raleigh)

    Group advocates for more PE in schools

    Media Coverage

  4. March 14, 2017 (State Journal-Register)

    Daily PE is a Must-Have

    Op-Ed

  5. February 23, 2017 (State Journal-Register)

    Senate Urged to Leave State's PE Requirements Alone

    Media Coverage

  6. February 22, 2017 (WAND (NBC/Springfield))

    Grand Bargain Would Allow Schools To Cut Back On P.E.

    Media Coverage

  7. February 22, 2017 (WCIA (CBS/Springfield))

    Military Weighs in on Reduced PE Requirements

    Media Coverage

  8. February 22, 2017 (NPR Illinois/WUIS (Springfield))

    Retired Generals Oppose Grand Bargain's Lower Phys Ed Standards

    Media Coverage