Physical Education

Physical education (PE) is an important academic subject that teaches students to be physically active, work as a team, and set fitness goals that can last a lifetime. Research shows that the foundational skills that students learn in PE are essential to learning. In New York State, all students must receive PE as a part of their education.

New York City recommends using Physical Best: Physical Education for Lifelong Fitness, as a part of a comprehensive physical education program. Physical Best is a health-related fitness education program created by the Society of Health and Physical Educators of America (SHAPE America).

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