The push for more physical education continues in the nation’s schoolsPosted: June 17, 2011
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitataive Services Alexa Posny praises Oxon Hill Elementary School’s special physical education program. This Prince Georges’ County school, which has 464 students, has 110 students in the Comprehensive Special Education Program. “Thanks to 14 special education teachers, two full-time speech pathologists, several paraprofessionals and a full-time motor development specialist, students are able to take part in occupational and physical therapies, and receive services in the areas of audiology, vision and mobility,” reports Aricka Flowers, UOPX Writer Network.
“During the Chicago and Los Angeles legs of NBC’s Education Nation road tour, of which the University of Phoenix is a partner, educators and administrators made their voices heard about the need to stop the loss of physical education and recess in the nation’s schools and to restore the activities in schools in which they are no longer available,” Flowers wrote.