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Governor Quinn Signs Two Physical Education Improvement Bills

On August 4, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed two important bills that will improve physical education (P.E.) in Illinois schools. Professionally trained P.E. and health teachers will be recognized as "highly qualified," similar to teachers of other subjects, under SB 3274, sponsored by Sen. Linda Holmes and Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit. HB 5397, sponsored by Rep. Rita Mayfield and Sen. William Delgado, implements physical fitness assessments in all schools to help students set individual fitness goals and help teachers address individual student needs. The bill also creates a system to monitor the aggregate fitness levels of Illinois youth over time. CLOCC's Policy and Advocacy Interest Group (PAIG) has been advocating for the passage of these two bills, which are aligned with our policy agenda priority to "get P.E. back into schools every day." This system can provide the state with a deeper understanding of the effectiveness of P.E. in Illinois. It may help provide direction related to P.E. policy and funding in Illinois schools to ensure that all Illinois students are receiving P.E. to help them attain optimum fitness, enabling them to achieve academic success and helping them to develop the skills necessary for an active and healthy life, long into adulthood. CLOCC will continue to work through the PAIG and as a leader in the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO), which also advocated on behalf of these policies, to support the successful implementation of these two new laws.



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December 11, 2014, 1 - 4 p.m.
Event name: CLOCC Quarterly Meeting
Location: Conference Center at USB Tower, 1 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
For more information call 312-227-7100
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Volunteer ID: 1714
Hours available per week: 4-8
Details: I am interested in volunteering for health education. I have my MPH from UIC and have strong interests in preventing obesity and other chronic conditions. I would like to gain more experience in teaching health education. I am interested in opportunities within Chicago.I would primarily like to teach healthy eating, physical activity, sexual health, and/or healthy relationships for children or teen populations. I would like to work with children/teens but am open to working with older adults or adults with chronic conditions.

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