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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 …

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 …

Creating buy in by ‘SEL’ling: Helping students get the best product

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Recently, I was fortunate participate in SHAPE America’s “Speak Out Day” in Washington DC, representing Arizona Health and Physical Education Association. “Speak Out Day” is when educators head to Capitol Hill to advocate for full funding of the bi-partisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which helps support and fund health and physical education programs and professional development of teachers. ESSA …

Arizona Department of Education Online Learning and Enrichment Resources

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Arizona Health and Physical Education support the Arizona Department of Education in their quest to assist teachers by providing resources to plan for distance learning. These resources are to assist Teachers as they plan for non-traditional instruction including synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning. Teachers – Please use your own discretion in what you select to use for your students.  …

Virtual Resources for Health and Physical Education #HPEatHome

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Arizona Health and Physical Education supports SHAPE America to provide safe and helpful information to teachers in regards to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SHAPE America is dedicated to helping physical education and health education teachers across the country as many schools and school districts are moving to distance learning due to COVID-19. In response, we have created …