Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Illinois school finds that early morning P.E. raises academic test scores considerably
here. The story title is “Bikes, Balls in Class: How Phys Ed Transformed One School: Flab Is Down, Test Scores Up at Illinois High School That Puts New Emphasis on Physical Education”. The emphasis is on treadmills and individual conditioning as in a spa, not on team sports or fun. It seems that the typical physical education units of touch football, basketball, and softball (may not track and field) are out. No chance for the next Stephen Strasburg to shine.