There is quite a buzz currently in the world of Physical Education. Focused Fitness is dedicated to keeping you in the know of current happenings and what is to come. We are very excited to announce the launch of our new website, which will take place on February 18th. It will be jam packed with beneficial resources, an updated and easy to use WELNET® login, and live feeds on the latest news in Physical Education. We are so thrilled about what is going on not only around the country, but around the world this week! Check out some of the events below:
Speak Out Day
This week hundreds of Physical Education Teachers and advocates are at our Nation’s capital for #SpeakOutDay, which is an annual event for Physical Education to lobby the importance of what we do on a daily basis to improve health and wellness across the nation. Meeting with members of congress and networking with fellow Physical Education leaders is what this event is all about.
Recently a California lawsuit involving Physical Education has been settled. California parent, Marc Babin and his attorney Donald Driscoll have settled with dozens of school districts across California. The settlement states that school districts will publicly document Physical Education time in school because they are not meeting the minimum 200 minutes of Physical Education for every 10 days of school. Physical Education and the arts often take a back seat to many standardized tests and this was evident in the 2009 lawsuit that Driscoll filed against Albany Unified School District. The hot topic in this case was the debate over whether the 200 minutes of Physical Education every 10 days was a mandate or a guideline. California Third District Court of Appeals overturned the judgment concluding that the 200 minutes was in fact a mandate for schools to provide for students. Click Here for full article
JAM World Record
February 12, 2015 at 10 am your local time is JAM World Record. The idea is simple, take a minute or more as a school or organization and exercise. If you want to use the official JAM routine Click Here, otherwise just make time to move at 10 am your local time!