Arizona Senate Bill 1058

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Arizona Health and Physical Education Members A recent bill, SB 1058, has been proposed that could drastically affect Physical Education as well as other subject areas. This bill essentially gives parents of a student in a public educational institution the right to review learning materials and activities in advance. The parent could look at lessons prior to the teacher actually …

Arizona Health and Physical Education Leaders Advocate for Federal Funding Virtually!

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SHAPE America Members Ask Congress to Fully Fund Title IV, Part A of ESSA 3/19/21 Mesa, Arizona In an effort to educate members of Congress about the importance of a well-rounded education within the bi-partisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) leaders from Arizona Health and Physical Education Association are advocating virtually to Congressional Offices on Capitol Hill to advocate for …

Big Feats Virtual Race

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Join SHAPE America and Gopher for the “Big Feats for SHAPE America” Virtual Race as we race to raise much-needed funds for high-needs schools through SHAPE America’s Impact Schools Grant program. 80% of funds raised will go back to high-needs schools by providing essential funds for the equipment, training and safe spaces they need in order to foster a lifetime of health …

Urgent! Arizona Senate Bill 1400

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Arizona Health and Physical Education Members A recent bill, SB 1400, has been proposed that could drastically affect Physical Education and Fine Arts. This bill essentially allows students to get credit for certain classes by participating in them beyond the school day. For example, students could earn credit in Fine Arts by taking private music lessons after school. Students could …

Move With US

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The National Physical Activity Plan is a comprehensive set of policies, programs, and initiatives designed to increase physical activity in all segments of the U.S. population. The Plan aims to foster a national culture that supports physically active lifestyles. Its ultimate purpose is to improve health, prevent disease and disability, and enhance quality of life. The National Physical Activity Plan …

What is Proposition 208?

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Proposition 208 is looking to increase funding for schools. Essentially, individuals earning 250,000 annually, or couples earning $500,000 annually, would have income taxes increased at a rate of 3.5%, which would be used to fund schools. Per BallotPedia, Arizona Proposition 208, the Tax on Incomes Exceeding $250,000 for Teacher Salaries and Schools Initiative, is on the ballot in Arizona as an initiated state statute on November 3, 2020. A “yes” vote supports this ballot …

Healthy LEAP Into Fitness

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Register Today! Special Olympics of Arizona (SOAZ’s) Healthy LEAP into Fitness (HLIF) program is modeled to include health education, class activities, and group workouts! The curriculum is designed to be taught in an eight-week format, as a team at practice, in health promotion or fitness class, or within a community program or group home. HLIF focuses on four pillars of …

Join Us in supporting #SHAPEAdvocacyDay

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Across the country, school districts are developing reopening plans for the upcoming school year. And, while these plans vary from district to district, there is one message we want all local leaders and administrators to hear loud and clear: Health and physical education is essential for students’ physical, mental and social-emotional health — and now, more than ever, it’s vital …