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By Brack Hassell

Top Five Reasons to Attend SPEAK Out! Day

Dust off that suit, get a haircut, buy some sweet new kicks, and sign up for this year’s SPEAK Out! Day.

If you haven’t already made plans to join SHAPE America in Washington, DC on February 13th and 14th, sign up now and be a part of the work that is shaping our professions and students...

 
 
 
 
By Jaime Sparks

Why Health and Physical Education Won’t Benefit From ESSA Without You

On September 14, I was honored to represent SHAPE America at the Title IV, Part A Coalition Congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., to talk about the importance of health and physical education in schools and the need for increased funding to support these programs...

 
 
 
 
By Carly Wright

Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities Ahead Under ESSA

It’s been a busy couple of months in the advocacy world since I saw many of you at SPEAK Out! Day in April.

As states prepare to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in the upcoming school year, many — like Kentucky — have been gathering feedback from stakeholders and creating state accountability plans, and school districts are beginning to identify priorities for funding at the school level...

 
 
 
 
By Brian D. Devore

The Job Is Not Done! Attend SPEAK Out! Day 2017

SPEAK Out! Day? Are they even having that this year?

Aren’t we done now that health education and physical education are a part of every student’s well-rounded education in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)?

Absolutely not!

 
 
 
 
By Darla M. Castelli

Strategies to Improve the Quality of PE and Physical Activity Opportunities in Your School

For some, prepping for back-to-school is a lot like Groundhog Day.

As a teacher, you’ve probably got a set routine of what you need to do before heading back, like taking inventory of equipment, reviewing materials, and the list goes on...