2d sess. [December 13, 2010] 124, 3183) or the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 89-10, 89th Cong., 1st sess. [April 11,1965] 27, 20) by including a requirement for local education agencies to develop and implement a K-12 quality physical education curriculum with proficiency assessments.

For state legislatures and departments of education, potential actions include

  enacting policies with appropriate funding to ensure the provision of daily quality physical education at school for all students in grades K-12; and

  developing, requiring, and financially supporting the implementation of K-12 curriculum standards for quality physical education that (1) are aligned with guidance from practice and/or professional associations and appropriate instructional practice guidelines, and (2) ensure that at least 50 percent of class time is spent in vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity.

For local education agencies, potential actions include

  adopting requirements that include opportunities for daily physical activity outside of physical education, such as active transport to school programs, intramural sports and activity programs, active recess, classroom breaks, after-school physical activity programming, and integration of physical activity into curricula lesson plans.

For local school districts, potential actions include

  improving and maintaining an environment that is conducive to safe physical education and physical activity.



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