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EdWeek E-book on Youth Concussions Published

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Cross posted from the Schooled in Sports blog, by Bryan Toporek

Struggling to keep up with all the latest news and research in the youth-sports concussion realm?

You're in luck. There's a new Education Week e-book for that.

In Playing it Safe: Reducing Concussions and Head Injuries in Youth Sports, you'll read about how youth-sports organizations and states have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to improving student-athlete safety. From youth-concussion laws to sport-specific rule changes, the landscape of youth sports looks dramatically different from where it was even five years ago.

Thumbnail image for spotlight-600x800-ebookPlaying it Safe.jpgWe've also highlighted some of the most relevant research, position statements, and guidelines regarding youth-sports concussions, including a study that compares every state's youth-concussion law through the end of 2012. You'll learn why one author would like to see children younger than 14 restricted from playing tackle football or body-checking in ice hockey, and discover the dangers of returning to play too quickly after suffering a concussion.

The back of the e-book features a list of resources on concussions and head injuries, including links back to our youth-concussion-law map and the studies mentioned throughout.

So, if you need your youth-sports concussion information while on the move, download the new e-book today, now available for your Kindle or Nook for $4.95. (The e-book will soon be available on the Apple iBookstore as well.) We'd also appreciate you reviewing the e-book after reading through it.

Check out some of our other EdWeek e-books, too, on bullying prevention, implementing the Common Core State Standards, classroom management, and a look at what President Barack Obama's second term could mean for education policy.

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