NASPE has brought together these resources that we hope will enhance your advocacy efforts, both at the federal and state levels. These include some basic educational pieces and articles, as well as documents you can print and use as needed.
Strategies: Advocacy in Action Articles 2012
Physical Education Advocacy Resources
- Physical Education is an Academic Subject [pdf]: This document gives background on what is an academic subject, why PE is an academic subject and why PE should be included in Title IV of ESEA as part of a well-rounded education.
- Reducing School Physical Education Programs is Counter-Productive to Student Health and Learning and to our Nation's Economic Health [pdf]
- Physical Education Trends in Our Nation's Schools [pdf]: This report highlights the findings from an online survey conducted among physical education teachers in elementary, middle and high schools across the United States.
- Advocating for Quality Physical Education [pdf]: Use this chart to find position statements, publications and other helpful resources to use in federal, state and local advocacy on behalf of physical education.
- Information for Parents on Quality Physical Education: Check these links to learn about quality physical education—what it is and whether your school has it!
- Choice or Chance - What's Your Professional Future? [pdf]: Article from the May 2010 issue of PELinks4U, by Steve Jeffries.
- : CDC DASH guidelines serve as the foundation for developing, implementing, and evaluating school-based healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices for students.
- Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) Policy Continuum [pdf]: This tool aims to address CSPAP policy for a school, district, or state by identifying meaningful steps along a path toward optimal policy. The continuum is divided into sections based on the five components of a CSPAP, as defined by NASPE.
Federal Advocacy Resources
State Advocacy Resources
Lobby Day Resources
- How to Conduct a Lobby Day [pdf]: Document that clearly explains the steps you can take to plan your own Lobby Day.
- Advocacy 101 Power Point [ppt]: Developed by NASPE Government Relations, this presentation outlines basic advocacy strategies, as well as NASPE's top legislative issues.
- Government 101: List of fundamental "how to's", as well as key U.S. Congressional links.
- [pdf]: Includes layout of each Senate and House office building.