COUNCIL MEMBER CROWLEY, PHYS ED 4 ALL COALITION CALL FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION REFORM IN CITY SCHOOLS

June 17, 2015

Archive, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Press Release

Physical education (PE) has faded out of many city schools over the past few years, despite state-mandated requirements. New York City schools are required to provide 120 minutes per week of PE instruction, yet studies show schools with a lack of gym space, licensed PE teachers and more. This is why City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley in conjunction with City Council co-prime sponsors and the Phys Ed for All Coalition drafted a bill (Proposed Int. 0644) which would require the Department of Education (DOE) to submit to the City Council Speaker and post on the DOE website a report regarding information on PE in each respective school. Read more…

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