Mayor Bill de Blasio made a revolutionary statement today which addressed long-promised reforms regarding schools in NYC. Even though these reforms include a serious financial investment and the expansion of the school day for a significant number of schools, it misses the opportunity to prioritize the implementation of the state physical education. We know that physical activity affects not only long-term health, but also academic performance. If you review the American Heart Association's own Survey Report on Physical Education in New York City (January 2013) the two most prevalent obstacles for schools to comply with the state standards for PE were lack of space and lack of time. That's why we believe these new reforms are a great chance to highlight the need to improve PE compliance in NYC schools - for our children's health and academic success!
For more information about the Mayor's proposal, follow this link: http://observer.com/2014/11/bill-de-blasio-rolls-out-150-million-plan-to-boost-struggling-schools/