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Every Student Succeeds Act

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Health and Physical Educators

This new federal education legislation provides increased access to funds for health and PE programs (including professional development) and allows states and school districts to set their own priorities for funding and accountability.
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Contact your members of Congress and read Federal Legislation SHAPE America is tracking.

Find Your State Standards and Advocacy Toolkit
Become a health and physical education advocacy expert by using these state-specific resources! Access your state standards for health education and physical education, state fact sheets, presentations, templates, and links to key stakeholders.

Legislation and Policy
Legislation talking points, policy guidance and resources for developing and evaluating policy.

Advocacy Success Stories
VA’s Alexandria City Public Schools Launches New Health/PE Initiatives Using ESSA Funds
In 2015, Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) became one of the first school divisions in Virginia to adopt a health and wellness goal as part of its strategic plan. The goal states: ACPS will promote efforts to enable students to be healthy and ready to learn.

Shape of the Nation 2016
The 2016 survey provides a current picture of physical education in each state across the country. State policy analysis finds areas of both improvement and decline since the 2012 Shape of the Nation.
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