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Impact of Physical Education Litigation on Fifth Graders’ Cardio–Respiratory Fitness, California, 2007–2018

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Thirty-seven California school districts were sued for noncompliance when it came to quality and quantity of physical education (PE). Schools in districts subject to PE litigation showed greater improvements in student fitness, particularly among students typically at higher risk for inactivity and low fitness. Litigation may be an impactful tool for enforcing PE provision in accordance with the law.

Journal: American Journal of Public Health.