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Policy Corner: PEP Program Threatened

Proposal Would Weaken Funding Physical Education

The Administration has proposed significant changes to the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) this year, seeking to consolidate it with five other programs into a new "Successful, Safe and Healthy Students" authority. Tens of thousands of students stand to benefit from these grants of $100 million in FY 2011, the only federal grant program to help initiate, improve and expand school-based physical activity for children. It is vital to maintain PEP as a stand-alone program with funding as this may be the only funding that school physical education programs receive. What can you do? more

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