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Kids need physical education – even when they can’t get it at school

The Conversation |

When it comes to promoting physical activity, researchers have referred to physical education as “the pill not taken.” Currently, only Oregon and the District of Columbia have policies that require schools to provide the nationally recommended amount of time for PE – 150 minutes weekly for elementary grades and 225 minutes for middle and high school students. 

More than half of the states have loopholes that let high school students skip PE.

Lakota: Specials Find Special Place in Remote Learning

via Lakota Schools |

At a time when art, music, technology, exercise and creativity are a daily outlet to help offset the emotional toll of quarantine, Lakota’s “specials” teams are rallying to fuel their families’ idea banks.

Just as they do in a traditional learning environment, Lakota’s daily K-6 specials – art, music, gym, health, technology and STEAM – play a critical role in developing the whole child. Besides supporting social, emotional and mental health, they provide a creative outlet through which students can oftentimes apply their academic content. 

Middletown: Life-size video game learning comes to gym class

via The Journal-News |

Amanda Elementary students are now experimenting with a visually stimulating projection system that has them answering math and other academic questions by hitting the correct answers flashed colorfully on to a giant screen.

There are more than 30 activities available on the projection system for both team and individual learning. Games can also involve students having to answer geography and language arts questions.

Show choir can be considered by schools for physical education credit, state rules

via WCMH Columbus

In Ohio, physical education is a requirement to graduate and this summer, lawmakers approved a new way high school kids can achieve that requirement.

In the state operating budget, lawmakers added show choir to the list of activities that could be used to satisfy the physical education requirement to graduate. It joins interscholastic sports, marching band, cheerleading, and Junior ROTC as possible waiver activities.

In order for a student to receive the physical education requirement for participating in show choir, the student must participate for two full years. However, that time cannot start until after a district approves the change.

full article available from WCMH Columbus