The 2013 California physical education lawsuit’s impact on physical education in elementary schools

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The one pager outlines the motivations to conduct the research, the study design, and key findings.

Conclusion: To promote elementary physical education, a compliance law is not enough—schools need more resources in the form of financial support for more teachers, evidence-based curricula development, professional development for class room teachers, and trainings/technologies to help schools track and report physical education minutes. 

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