Report: Public Schools Failing on Physical Education Rules
More than 33% of students ages 12 to 17 enrolled in public schools in California do not participate in physical education classes, according to a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. California law mandates that public middle and high school students get 400 minutes of physical education every 10 days. Researchers pointed to cuts in physical education programs and exemptions that allow students to skip such classes as reasons that have contributed to the decline in participation.
- "UCLA Report: Public Schools Don't Meet Physical Education Standards" (Hines, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 5/30).
- "State's Students Miss Out on P.E." (Steinberg, San Bernardino County Sun, 5/30).