March 2012 Archives

The ASC's lawsuit boiled down to this fundamental argument: All interpretations of Title IX and any related regulations specifically say they were designed for intercollegiate athletics, not high school sports.


Phys. ed. advocates descended upon Capitol Hill today to push for more federal support, fresh off the release of the Government Accountability Office's report on K-12 sports and phys. ed. opportunities


Students will now be required to submit a current photo (digital or print) when registering for the tests, which will appear on the admissions ticket for the testing site.


In this week's issue of Education Week, we dive into some skepticism about the GAO sports report, which largely drew upon data from the early-to-mid-2000s.


A Texas youth sports organization's unwillingness to adjust their schedule based on a team's observance of the Jewish Sabbath conflicts with the tenets of the Catholic faith, the Texas Catholic Conference said last week.


Ever since January, teams of high school students and volunteer engineers have gathered together to design robots created entirely to shoot basketballs into hoops.


Right before 1:30 p.m. ET Friday, James tweeted out a picture of he and his teammates draped on hoodies in honor of Martin, who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot on Feb. 26.


In an attempt to prevent multiple concussions, a number of Louisville men's basketball players have been wearing mixed-martial-arts helmets in practice this year.


The Georgia High School Association revised its rules regarding sports practices in heat and humidity on Monday, limiting the amount of time that coaches can expose youth athletes to extreme conditions.


"Too much of what we do in education revolves around reproducing and reiterating, rather than playful creation," says EdWeekTeacher blogger Nancy Flanagan.


Before declaring soccer 'headers' to be enemies in the ongoing battle against youth concussions, New York-based pediatrician Dr. Ann R. Punnoose urges caution when interpreting a recent study.


The percentage of schools that offer students regular physical education declined over the past decade, but school sports opportunities appear to be increasing nationwide, according to the Government Accountability Office.


Nearly 70 percent of college and university presidents believe that recent athletic scandals at the college level have hurt all of higher education, according to a recent survey.


A federal district judge upheld a seven-day suspension today for a Mississippi high school student who rapped about two of his school's coaches, accusing them of improper conduct with female students.


The Wisconsin Senate sent a youth-concussion bill to Gov. Scott Walker, while the Idaho House approved a bill strengthening the youth-concussion law the state already has.


Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised the NCAA today for raising their minimum academic standards during a press call to discuss the academic progress of participants in the NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments.


The University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports released on Monday its annual report analyzing NCAA men's basketball tournament teams based on their academic performance.


In Pennsylvania, during the ongoing 2011-12 school year, 86 percent of high schools reported having access to an AT, according to a study from the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society.


When a national sample of 1,000 U.S. middle school students (ages 10-14) were asked to name their favorite subject in school, physical education came in first place, with 18 percent of the total vote, according to a new survey.


The father of a high school girls' hockey player in Winthrop, Mass., was charged Tuesday with disturbing the peace after allegedly shining a laser pointer in the eyes of an opposing goalie during a recent game.


There's a real need for more high-quality research on youth concussions, writes Dr. Frederick P. Rivara, professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington, in an editorial.


Between 2003 and 2008, California students were still gradually growing more obese, but the rate of increase had slowed from years prior, according to a new study based out of the University of California, Davis.


The shooting that occurred Monday at Chardon High School in Ohio, which left three students dead and two others injured, could have been even more tragic if not for the actions of assistant football coach Frank Hall, according to witness accounts.


The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) was served a Temporary Restraining Order that requires them to include the Robert M. Beren Academy in the semifinals of their state basketball tournament this coming weekend.


On a largely party line vote, the Virginia Senate and Health Committee voted down a bill which would have allowed homeschooled high school athletes to participate in public school sports.


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