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Document Number: 10530

The 2012 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA - This report provides a current picture of physical education in the American education system. The 2012 survey finds areas of both improvement and decline since the 2010 Shape of the Nation Report. Thirty-eight states, 74.5%, mandate physical education in elementary, middle/high, and high school, but most do not require a specific amount of instructional time and more than half allow exemptions, waivers, and/or substitutions. (National Association for Sport and Physical Education, Nov 2012)...


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