A Call to Action: Oregon Needs YOUR Help Tonight

To the almost 25,000 champions for physical and health education who follow the PHYSEDagogy community, I have a very personal ask of you tonight.  Oregon students need your help in advocating for quality physical education. The state’s largest district, Portland Public Schools, announced a proposed budget on Monday, June 8th that falls on the backs of elementary physical education. Here is the relevant slide from their presentation: This is a 16% reduction of their entire PE staff district wide and all of the cuts would be at the elementary level. Also, you won’t… Read More

The Challenge of Implementing Physical Education Mandates

Author’s Note: This post is written about Oregon’s PE Law, Senate Bill 4, and the challenges school districts face when trying to implement mandates.  Furthermore, the motivation was inspired by a newspaper article in the East Oregonian that was shared on the SHAPE America Facebook page on 8/31/19.  You can read the original article by CLICKING HERE. Ever since I entered the teaching profession in 2008, a Physical Education law has been considered the utopian policy dream for physical educators everywhere.  For years, the state of Illinois was elevated to a pedestal for… Read More