SAVE THE DATE!

President Arlo Pew Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Awards, Best Practices, Future Professionals, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing, State Convention

Wednesday, November 2nd and Thursday, November 3rd are the dates for the 2022 Arizona State Convention. We will all meet once again in person at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Building. Tuesday, November 1st will be our Workshop Day, and later that evening, Honor and Recognition Night and the Teacher of the Year Awards will take place at the Children’s …

Phoenix educator to be first from Arizona in National Teachers Hall of Fame

Public Relations/Marketing Adapted Physical Education, Best Practices, News & Events

BY DANNY SHAPIRO KTAR.com PHOENIX — An educator in the Phoenix Union High School District will be the first from Arizona to be inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. Kareem Neal, a special education teacher at Maryvale High School, will be honored in June in Emporia, Kansas. Neal will be one of five teachers inducted in the hall’s 30th …

Title IX Compliance – Part III: The Definition of a Sport

Advocacy Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships

The February article (in this Title IX series) explained the nuances of Component I of the Title IX Framework and the application of both the Participation Offerings “three-prong test” and the Levels of Competition “two-prong test.” Component II of the framework, the analysis of whether any financial aid related to athletics is being distributed on an equitable basis, typically is …

USTA School Webinar Series 👉 April 13th

Anne Knight, Best Practices Chair Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships

Learn from world-class tennis and industry experts. Expert panelists discuss topics like youth athlete development, local advocacy, or how to start a wheelchair tennis program. Learn about new business strategies, techniques, programs, innovative teaching and instruction, or the latest in tennis technology. More information……………

State bill could force low-rated schools in Arizona to close

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BY GRISELDA ZETINO KTAR.com PHOENIX — A bill in the state Legislature that aims to help public schools in Arizona improve could actually force nearly 200 to close. House Bill 2808 would establish the Arizona Achievement District. It would use the state’s grading system for schools, which was suspended during the pandemic, to identify struggling schools. The system grades K-12 public schools …

Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX in Arizona

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing

June 23, 2022, will mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Surviving many challenges through the decades, it is arguably one of the most significant pieces of civil rights legislation in America’s history. Arizona Health and Physical Education would like to hear your story. We want to highlight the positive impact that Title IX …

Is It Bullying?

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing

Not sure how to identify bullying? First, you need a full understanding of what bullying is, and what it is not . Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. There are three main forms of bullying: Verbal bullying Social bullying Physical bullying If …

Where Does Your School Shine?

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing

The Healthier Generation Award is a prestigious, annual distinction presented to schools that have demonstrated remarkable efforts to prioritize the essential health needs of students, staff, and families. Schools that receive a Healthier Generation Award meet or exceed best practice standards in one or more topic areas related to the physical, mental, and social-emotional health of students, teachers, and school …

National Girls & Women in Sports Day, Feb. 2

Partnership Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations/Marketing

February 2, 2022, marks the 36th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). This celebration inspires girls and women to play and be active, to realize their full power. The confidence, strength and character gained through sports participation are the very tools girls and women need to become strong leaders in sports and life. This year’s event will …

The 2021-2022 Great Kindness Challenge

President Arlo Pew Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Public Relations/Marketing

Because Kindness Matters The Great Kindness Challenge is proudly presented by Kids for Peace, a global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Kids for Peace was co-founded in 2006 by Danielle Gram, a high school honors student and Jill McManigal, a mother and former elementary school teacher. What started organically as a neighborhood group of kids wanting to make our world a better …