What Improves Student Focus?

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Ask Your Health and Physical Education Teacher

Research has proven that physical education and physical activity provide many benefits for students, such as:

  • Improved academic achievement, including grades and standardized test scores 
  • Enhanced attention, concentration and on-task behavior
  • Reduced discipline referrals and reduced participation in high-risk behaviors

The good news is that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) identifies school health and physical education (HPE) as part of a student's well-rounded education. That means that all administrators can take advantage of new funding opportunities to expand their programs and improve the physical, mental and emotional health of their students.

Here's How to Advance the HPE Discussions

Establish and adopt policies, standards and guidelines

Evaluate and elevate existing programs

Support your HPE Program with strong staff and strong initiatives