Action by Full Congress Needed to Bolster Physical Activity Opportunities for US Kids
Washington, DC – The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) applauds the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee for passing Chairman Tom Harkin’s Strengthening America’s Schools Act of 2013. This legislation would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), commonly referred to as No Child Left Behind, which expired in 2007. The bill passed through committee by a vote of 12 to 10 along party lines.
The Strengthening America’s Schools Act includes several key physical activity provisions which would help schools provide a more well-rounded education for children through several grant programs and support physical activity by promoting student success through safe and healthy school initiatives.
Specifically, the bill would promote physical activity in schools by assisting states... Read More