Gambling with our Future, Part 2: Implications of Removing Physical Education from Schools

January 30th, 2012

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of our two-part series about how physical education has been impacted by national budget cuts. To read Part 1, click here. In our last piece, we discussed the current happenings in this political and economic milieu as they relate to the state of education and the health of […]

Gambling with our Future, Part 1: An Alarming Downward Trend in America’s Concern for Physical Education

January 30th, 2012

Editor’s Note: This is the first part of our two-part series about how physical education has been impacted by national budget cuts. To read Part 2, please click here. As the nation’s budget for the 2012 fiscal year is enacted  and public services across the board fear deep cuts due to the joint select committee’s […]

Education World India interview with SPARK Executive Director Paul Rosengard

January 27th, 2012

Bala Bhagavat, CEO of Education World India, recently sat down with SPARK’s very own Paul Rosengard to talk about the state of Physical Education in the US and around the world: Bala: “Why is a structured PE and sports important in the school environment when US and Canadian cities have lot of free open playgrounds […]

Health Matters Summit and Howell Wechsler’s 5 Points

January 23rd, 2012

By Paul Rosengard In January, I had the pleasure of attending the “Health Matters” summit in Indian Wells, CA sponsored by the Clinton Foundation.  They assembled a number of terrific speakers and panelists — a rich blend of scientists, business people who care about health and wellness, celebrities and VIP’s who actually walk the talk. […]

Fun Outdoor Activities for the Winter Season

January 9th, 2012

Winter is no reason to stay inside all day. Just because the sun is hiding doesn’t mean it’s time to hunker down and hibernate. During colder months, it is important to get the family outside and maintain activity even though there may be some frost on the ground. Besides, winter months bring on a whole […]

How to Create an All-Around Healthy Family

January 5th, 2012

A healthy, nurturing, and loving family does not happen all by itself. It takes a concerted effort from everyone in the household to create a family primed for a long future of growth and good times. Rolling into the New Year is a great time to renew your efforts to build love, participation, and education […]