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).
ESSA identifies school health and physical education as part of a student’s “well-rounded education,” along with other subjects such as art, music, civics, science and more.

Keep ESSA Moving Forward

It’s critical to have a voice for health and physical education at the table as decisions are made in the months ahead. Use SHAPE America advocacy tools to help you quickly understand the impact of ESSA on your school health and physical education programs. Top Ten Tools.

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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.