Research shows that active kids are more successful in the classroom. However, current physical education standards vary from state to state, and many policies are broad, resulting in some students not getting what they need to succeed. While 48 states have adopted some sort of legislation or guidance for physical education, 31 states allow substitutions for physical education class time or credit.
Throughout the past year, the North Carolina Alliance for Health has worked on a campaign that aims to increase state accountability reporting around physical education and health programs.
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