essaFor years, SHAPE America has led efforts to include school health and physical education in federal education legislation. Those efforts paid off in December 2015 when Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Within ESSA, school health and physical education are now included as part of a student’s “well-rounded education,” guaranteeing that states and school districts will have access to significant funding for health education and physical education programs.

Keep ESSA Moving Forward

Getting Started With ESSA is a great resource that can help you quickly understand the impact of ESSA on your school health and physical education programs.
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2016 Shape of the Nation

Visit SHAPE America’s Legislative Action Center

Visit our advocacy hub to find comprehensive federal and state advocacy resources. Get involved in whatever way you can, whether that’s sending a letter to your congressional representative or meeting with your local school board.