Way to go Chicago! Everyday PE!!!!
"It’s official! Chicago Public School (CPS) students will soon be able to run, jump or play every day thanks to daily required physical education (PE) classes. The Chicago Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at its monthly meeting to adopt a new Physical Education Policy that treats PE as a core subject.
This new policy gives PE the importance it deserves and ensures that students experience the huge benefits of daily physical education. The policy also reverses a 15-year trend of limited access to PE and puts CPS on the path towards compliance with state law, which has long mandated that schools offer daily PE.
Under the new policy, CPS schools will be required to offer 30 minutes of daily PE or 150 minutes a week to K-8 students. High school students will have an average of 42 minutes of PE each day, the equivalent of other core courses. Because CPS will need time to get the policy fully implemented district-wide, it expects to roll out this change over the next three years."