physical education

Teachers Utilize Grants to Fund Physical Education Program Needs

While the Every Student Succeeds Act makes more federal funding available for qualifying school programs, health and physical education teachers continue to rely on – and seek out – grants to purchase new teaching tools.

For every educator who secures funding for new health and physical education initiative through ESSA, as Irving ISD’s Sandi Cravens did in early 2018, others must seek out other revenue sources. Read More


Teacher, students cranked about gift of 30 bikes to school

By Katie Langford

There’s an intangible thrill that East Middle School teacher Patrick Roenicke feels when he’s riding a bicycle.

It started when he learned to ride at 5 years old and it grew during his childhood in Michigan, riding with friends every day after school.

“I would basically go out and tear the cranks off my bike for a few hours,” Roenicke said. “I noticed kids don’t do that anymore. They play organized sports, but the idea of going out on your bike alone or with some buddies, to explore other parts of town, has gone away.”

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