Campaign Updates

NYDN EXCLUSIVE: Rally for PE reporting bill!

EXCLUSIVE: Parents, students to rally for new bill that would overhaul physical education information issued by city schools by Ben Chapman June 17, 2015 Original article Parents and students will join City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley at a City Hall rally on...

Press Release: CM Crowley & Phys Ed for All Call for PE Reform

Press Release For Immediate Release COUNCIL MEMBER CROWLEY, PHYS ED 4 ALL COALITION CALL FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION REFORM IN CITY SCHOOLS CITY HALL (June 17, 2015) – Physical education (PE) has faded out of many city schools over the past few years, despite...

I.S. 528 Student Advocacy Video

Watch this fantastic video developed by the students at I.S. 528, the Bea Fuller Rodgers School, advocating for much needed improvements to their Physical Education and recreation programs! (download...

AHA Blog Post: PE Reporting Bill Makes Progress!

by Robin V. on Tuesday, June 9 2015 (original post) This long-awaited legislation will help to address a systemic concern in NYC schools - too few of them are meeting the state requirements for physical education. According to American Heart Association research, the...

CHALK Health Promotion Toolkits

CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids) is a program of New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University. CHALK's work with schools encourages creating a health-promoting school environment. Specifically, CHALK focuses upon nutrition and...

2015 NYC Comptroller’s Report

COMPTROLLER STRINGER: DOE VIOLATING STATE LAWS REGARDING PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN CITY SCHOOLS, DEEP DISPARITIES IN ACCESS, NEW REPORT SHOWS Nearly one-third of city schools have no full-time certified physical education teacher; 80 percent of co-located schools lack...

NYT- Audit finds City’s schools short on physical education

(Original article can be found here) Audit Finds City's Schools Short on Physical Education By Fernanda Santos, Octobr 4, 2011 Despite alarming obesity rates among school-age children and a state requirement that all students get some level of structured exercise...