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ERIC Number: ED541165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Naperville High School
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
In a political climate where most public schools have reduced or eliminated P.E. entirely in response to budget cuts and increased pressure to improve academic test scores, Naperville High School in Illinois stands out as an anomaly. The school's already robust daily P.E. program is specifically designed around the notion that physical activity enhances rather than detracts from children's intellectual development. As the country confronts the dual challenge of childhood obesity and improving academic outcomes in public schools, policymakers and educators can learn from Naperville's approach, which treats fitness, health, wellness, and classroom learning as holistically interdependent. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Illinois