Measuring the Spread of Youth-Concussion Laws
It's now been more than six months since the birth of Schooled in Sports, and a lot has changed in our little K-12 sports world between then and now.
Back in late February, only 11 states had youth-concussion laws on the books, causing the NFL to speak up and encourage all 50 states and the District of Columbia to pass similar laws.
What's the count as we head into the 2011-12 school year? Signfiicantly higher.
In total, 31 states and the District of Columbia now have concussion laws to protect student-athletes on the books, as I report in this week's Education Week.
Be sure to check out the article for details on which states are leading the way with their current laws, and where the next frontier may be for youth-concussion laws in the next few years.
But one thing I can't help but share here: We went and created a map of "concussion law by state" to go along with the online version of the story.
The next time you're curious about the status of your state's youth-concussion legislation, look no further. Click on each state, and you'll pull up a summary of the bill/law, where it stands in the legislative process, and a link to the full text of the bill/law. And I'll be updating the map as more states progress with their youth concussion legislation, so keep checking back to see where each state stands.
Check it out below:
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