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December 16, 2013

Houston School Board Tentatively Bans 'Culturally Insensitive' Mascots

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.

July 08, 2013

Middle School Basketball Player Claims Racial Harassment by Teammates

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

Request to Ban Indian Mascots Dismissed by Office for Civil Rights

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

Bills Would Force Mich. Dept. to Foot Bill for School Mascot Changes

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

School Mascots: The Ultimate 'Place-Based Teachable Moment?'

Opinion blogger Nancy Flanagan implores schools to use their mascots as a "place-based teachable moment" that the entire community can unite around.

February 11, 2013

Ban American Indian School Mascots, Mich. Dept. of Civil Rights Says

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 28, 2012

Title IX, Obesity, and Academics: The Top K-12 Sports Stories of 2012

For K-12 sports, the year 2012 was one to remember.

June 20, 2012

Benefits of Exercise Show Racial Differences

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 22, 2012

Oregon Prohibits Native American Mascots in K-12

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.

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