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May 17, 2021

UNC Active Schools Institute Receives $125,000 to Evaluate Physical Education Pilot Program and Develop Re-Entry Guidelines 

 The Active Schools Institute at UNC has received two grants totaling $125,000 from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to improve the quality of physical education and physical activity opportunities for K-12 students in Colorado.

Last year, a bill was signed into law that included a three-year, $90,000 grant to create and implement a physical education pilot program for Colorado schools. UNC’s role is to evaluate how the pilot program is performing in three school districts in Colorado.

The second grant was provided through the Centers of Disease Control to 16 states to safely teach physical education during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Colorado being one of the selected states. UNC received the $35,000 in funding through the CDC to develop guidelines and associated statewide trainings in the spring for schools and their stakeholders.

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