Quality Physical Education curriculums are an essential part of every child’s educational routine. Not only does regular PE establish healthy habits for our youth, PE has been linked to improved test scores and prevents a list of adult onset diseases. However, Physical Education has all but disappeared from NYC Public Elementary Schools. NY State Dept of Education requires each school provide 120 mins of PE each week with a Certified Teacher. However, 96% of schools fail to meet that mandate and 70% of schools do not have a PE Teacher on Staff.
This run is raising funds to have qualified and certified Phys Ed teachers teach Phys Ed - we are raising money for the Central Park East II program.
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