The association of state law to physical education time allocation in US public schools.

@article{Perna2012TheAO,
  title={The association of state law to physical education time allocation in US public schools.},
  author={Frank M. Perna and April Oh and Jamie F. Chriqui and Louise C. M{\^a}sse and Audie A Atienza and Linda C. Nebeling and Tanya Agurs-Collins and Richard P. Moser and Kevin W. Dodd},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 8},
  pages={
          1594-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES We examined whether public schools in states with specific and stringent physical education (PE) laws, as assessed by the Physical Education-Related State Policy Classification System (PERSPCS), available on the Classification of Laws Associated with School Students (C.L.A.S.S.) Web site, reported more weekly PE time in the most recent School Health Policies and Programs Survey (SHPPS). METHODS Schools (n=410) were grouped by their state's PERSPCS time requirement scores (none… CONTINUE READING
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