Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Right now, every state is putting together a comprehensive plan to ensure all students receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education. These plans are required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), recently passed by Congress.

To help every student succeed, we’re advocating for physical education to be included in every state’s ESSA plans.  PE addresses the needs of the whole child, positively impacting their physical, mental and emotional health, making it a critical part of every child’s education.

The resources below can help deliver an important message to education leaders in your state:

Exercise their Minds: Include PE.



Frequently Asked Questions About ESSA Title IV Part A – New!

Supplemental Information for ESSA Title IV Part A FAQ FY17 – New!

ESSA Webinar Presentation

Health & Academic Achievement

PE Policy Position Statement

ESSA Talking Points

ESSA Messaging Overview


ESSA Sample Comment

ESSA Sample Op Ed

ESSA Sample Social Media

ESSA Sample State Comment Action Alert


PE Infographic (png)

PE Infographic (pdf)


PE graphic - Schools Statistic

PE  – Schools Statistic


PE Infographic- Minutes Statistic

PE – Minutes Statistic


PE - Parents Statistic

PE – Parents Statistic