Schools Seek Creative Ways To Encourage Student Activity


NPR (12/11, Singh) reports in its “Health” blog that according to an NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health survey, many parents “reported that their kids aren’t getting nearly as much time in phys ed classes as is recommended.” In the face of budget and academic pressures that have caused schools to drastically cut recess and physical education classes, “parents and educators are starting to ‘think beyond the gym walls,’ and come up with ways to fit in exercise before or after school.” Teachers are also experimenting with integrating physical activity into core curriculum lessons.