EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Eastchester High School physical education teacher Ray Fredrick, was part of a team that recently published an article in a peer-reviewed journal, Quest.
The article discussed how the Common Core State Standards Initiative has placed an increased focus on mathematics and English language arts. A relationship between physical activity and academic achievement is evident, but research on integration of academic subjects with physical education is still unclear.
The literature review examined databases for the years 2004–13, focusing on physical education or physical activity and core academic subjects for school-aged youth. Twenty-three studies were found that focused on integration and physical education that met the inclusion criteria.