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A weak body weakens the mind

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Why it’s time to get outside

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State funding guarantees physical education access for all Cubans

Cuba’s dedication to guaranteeing access to sports as a human right is shown by its large commitment of state funding. Sport, recreation and physical education are organized through the Cuba’s National Sports Institute (INDER) which receives 13 per cent of the country’s national budget. The functions of INDER include building sport and physical education infrastructure, coordinating necessary materials and overseeing sports equipment manufacturing not to mention organizing sports activities as a whole. The President of INDER is also allotted a Ministerial post and is a member of the government cabinet. Continue reading

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Running outside beats Race to the Top

Web MD – ONE KEY to better grades in the classroom may lie in the gym or on the playground, a new study finds.

The research, to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, found that elementary and middle school students who don’t get enough exercise are more likely to fail math and reading tests. Continue reading

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US: Common Core is even wrecking gym class

Anti-social budget cuts and physical education

NY Times – ON A RECENT AFTERNOON, the third graders in Sharon Patelsky’s class reviewed words like “acronym,” “clockwise” and “descending,” as well as math concepts like greater than, less than and place values. Continue reading

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Olympics 2012: Third of Team GB medallists came from private schools

A British study reveals the dominance of the privileged elite is particularly evident in sports such as rowing where more than half of gold medallists were privately educated | JEEVAN VASAGAR*

(August 13) – More than a third of British medal winners in the 2012 London Olympics were from private schools, which educate 7% of the school population, a study by the Sutton Trust shows. Continue reading

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