The proposed policy, which the board unanimously approved, would prohibit the use of any race or ethnic group as a school's mascot or nickname.
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July 08, 2013
A civil rights group has filed two complaints on behalf of a 14-year-old student, who claims she's been persistently harassed by her teammates because of her race.
June 04, 2013
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights sought to ban the use of American Indian mascots and imagery in K-12 schools that receive federal funds.
May 15, 2013
Michigan's civil rights department could soon be out $3 million for raising concerns about the use of Native American mascots and imagery in K-12 schools.
March 04, 2013
Opinion blogger Nancy Flanagan implores schools to use their mascots as a "place-based teachable moment" that the entire community can unite around.
February 10, 2013
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education about the usage of American Indian imagery in K-12 schools.
December 27, 2012
For K-12 sports, the year 2012 was one to remember.
June 19, 2012
From guest blogger Hannah Rose Sacks While exercise may be beneficial in combating obesity in adolescents, a new study suggests physical activity may be less successful in preventing obesity in black girls than in their white counterparts. The study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Ad...
May 21, 2012
The Oregon State Board of Education voted 5-1 to ban K-12 public schools from using Native American mascots, giving any school affected by the new policy five years to make the change.