“In schools across the United States, physical education has been substantially reduced — and in some cases completely eliminated — in response to budget concerns and pressures to improve academic test scores.

Yet the available evidence shows that children who are physically active and fit tend to perform better in the classroom and that daily physical education does not adversely affect academic performance. Schools can provide outstanding learning environments while improving children’s health through physical education.”

Originally published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Active Education Research Brief still contains a great deal of data-driven information to support the need for physical education.  Please click on the “Active Education” graphic above to download a great PDF to share with others.


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