June 2011 Archives

A $1.5 million anonymous donation will be sparing D.C. public school sports from a 28 percent reduction in finances, the Washington Examiner reported on Thursday.

Sixty Oregon school districts and nearly 100 high schools were named in a complaint with the Dept. of Ed.'s office for civil rights for allegedly providing more athletic opportunities to males than females.

Thanks to new legislation passed in California and Connecticut, student-athletes in those two states will have a much clearer sense of exactly what colleges are promising them in their athletic scholarships.

Roughly 13 percent of Nevada kindergartners are overweight, with another 21 percent considered "obese," according to a new state-wide study.

Emerging research suggests that students actually learn faster after committing a mistake.

While improvements in helmet design have helped reduce the prevalence of concussions in sports, it's unlikely that any amount of equipment improvements will entirely prevent concussions, a panel of sports science professors said on Monday.

The National Athletic Trainers' Association released a policy statement on Monday addressing safe weight loss and management practices for student-athletes, noting that unhealthy weight management behaviors decrease athletic performance.

A number of student-athlete deaths caused by head trauma were potentially preventable with better return-to-play guidelines and more effective equipment, according to a new study.

After setting up a lemonade stand a block away from the U.S. Open on Thursday, county officials forced the children to move their stand, citing traffic and safety concerns.

N.C. Gov. Beverly Purdue signed the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act into law on Thursday, which requires schools to provide annual education about concussion awareness to student-athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers, and first responders.

Pinehurst K-8, an alternative school in Seattle, teaches its students about friction, inertia, geology, and geography through rock climbing.

New York, Rhode Island, and Illinois are all moving closer to passing stricter laws regarding student-athletes suspected of sustaining concussions.

In an interview with Schooled in Sports, Coach Cate discusses her journey, the importance of physical education in schools, and her thoughts about why phys. ed. teachers should be on Wheaties boxes.

After giving a graduation speech for a group of Philadelphia schools for troubled youths on Friday night, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick stunned two of the graduates with $5,000 college scholarships.

The Boston Public Schools announced a plan last week to bring phys. ed. to 12 schools that don't currently offer any.

As part of the NBA Cares community outreach program, members of both teams attended the dedication ceremonies of two schools' new Learn & Play Centers.

School sports teams in Oklahoma may wind up in new classifications this coming fall based on their recent success, thanks to a rule approved this week by the state's high schools.

One area that's largely yet to be explored in states' new concussion laws: concussion baseline tests.

Anthony Tolliver of the Minnesota Timberwolves plans on hosting a basketball clinic this week for Joplin youths affected by the recent tornado.

The SEC voted to reduce the total number of high school players that football coaches can sign to scholarships in their annual meetings this week.

The California Assembly passed a bill on Thursday preventing schools from charging students to join sports teams or for other educational activities.

Nearly 40 percent of California's public middle and high schoolers do not participate in any school-based physical education whatsoever, according to a new policy brief.

Student-athletes who play team sports are less likely to smoke cigarettes or marijuana or use other drugs, but they're more likely to drink alcohol, according to a new study.

During the SEC's annual meetings this week, conference officials are addressing the processes of over-signing and grayshirting, where football coaches offer more scholarships to student-athletes than the team has available.

Since a Maryland elementary school started a running club in fall 2009, its students have boosted their fitness levels and attention spans, made major gains on test scores, and decreased the frequency of disciplinary problems.


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