Tag Archives | physical education

Turns out monkey bars and kickball might be good for the brain

Christopher Connelly, KERA Unlimited and MPR News, January 3, 2016 LISTEN Story audio 4min 46sec Recess at Eagle Mountain Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas, looks much like recess anyplace else. Some kids run and squeal, others swing, while a half-dozen of their peers are bunched up on the slide. Journey Orebaugh, a 6-year-old in an […]

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Institute of Medicine: Kids need daily hour of physical activity, PE should be core subject

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press (Star Tribune), May 24, 2013 – WASHINGTON – Reading, writing, arithmetic — and PE? The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and that PE become a core subject. The report, released Thursday, says only about […]

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Schools find active kids make smarter students

Herón Márquez Estrada, Star Tribune, April 23, 2012 – Local results echo a growing body of research showing a connection between physical activity and academic performance. When students at Meadowview Elementary in Farmington needed to improve their reading scores last fall, they were turned over to physical education teacher Joe McCarthy. Each morning for months, […]

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School District Suffers in Face of Inadequate Funding

John Fitzgerald, Minnesota 2020, March 31, 2010 – While Minnesota’s education leaders tut-tut and point fingers about the failure to win Race to the Top grant money, the inexorable deterioration of our state’s education system continues. This was very evident in Tuesday’s editions of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which featured two stories about education. One […]

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St. Paul Public Schools Budget Forum

Twin Cities Daily Planet, April 9, 2009 – St. Paul Public Schools face a budget deficit of $25 million for the 2009-2010 school year. The school board has held public discussion sessions, and encouraged public input in a variety of settings. We want to encourage TC Daily Planet readers to use this forum as another […]

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