It’s Time to Celebrate “Big “Feats”

May: National Physical Fitness & Sports Month is the perfect time to celebrate effective physical education and sport programs – and shine a spotlight on SHAPE America’s members for their individual “feats” of accomplishment. On SHAPE America’s special May website we are proud to share their individual achievements and success stories. By learning from one another, the entire profession will thrive, and our voice will only get stronger.
Visit SHAPE America’s website where we encourage you to:
1. Download new activity ideas and lesson plans, as well as assessments from the newly released PE Metrics;
2. Get inspired by success stories from the profession;
3. Share #BigFeats with the world on social media;
4. Sign up to be a SHAPE America advocate for active and healthy students!
#BigFeats in Advocacy
Have you heard the exciting news? New federal legislation includes $1.1 billion in FY18 funding for Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). That’s $700 million more than last year! Learn what this could mean for health and physical education programs in your school by listening to the recorded ESSA Webinar on SHAPE America’s Online Institute.
With health and physical education listed as priorities under this ESSA block grant, local advocacy over the upcoming months about how this funding is spent — as well as funding for Titles I & II — will be critical. In this webinar, Carly Wright, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, SHAPE America; Jamie Sparks, President-Elect, SHAPE America, and Karen Johnson Advocacy Consultant, SHAPE America, identify key themes in ESSA for health and physical education, highlight important timelines for implementation and offer the critical “next steps” all advocates and teachers must take to leverage this opportunity in schools.
Also be sure to visit SHAPE America’s Legislative Advocacy Center for access to how much money your school district will be getting in ESSA funding and new resources to help you make your ESSA funding request.


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