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March 19, 2015

Appeals Court Upholds District's Refusal to Air 'Jesus Tattoo' Ad

The 5th Circuit has upheld a Texas school district's refusal to air a "Jesus Tattoo" ad on the video scoreboard of its large, high school football stadium.

October 03, 2014

Minnesota Transgender Athlete Proposal Draws Intense Support, Opposition

Transgender student-athletes in Minnesota will have to wait a few more months before new rules are considered regarding their participation in high school athletics.

September 23, 2014

9th Circuit Backs Girls' Softball Players in Title IX Suit

The federal appeals court ruled that a California district violated Title IX because one of its high schools provided unequal athletics participation opportunities for girls.

February 05, 2014

Researchers Explore Academic Effects of Factors Like Sports, Sex, and Internet Use

A new research review examines the academic impacts of a wide range of teenage behaviors, from television-watching to early sexual activity to playing sports, and finds that the effects are often mediated by a student's particular social milieu.

September 23, 2013

College Football Obsession: Sending the Wrong Academic Message?

It's not the fault of the athletes, most of whom are just young adults. It is the fault of the school officials and supporters that send the message from grade school that sports culture is greater than academics.

May 08, 2013

Independent Schools and Sports

It was, and is, supposed to be all about values: teamwork, collaboration, self-sacrifice, hard work, creativity, humility in victory and grace in defeat. The health and "whole child" aspects are here, too: the venerable but hardly obsolete ideal of mens sana in corpore sano.

February 13, 2013

School Academic Success and Athletic Commitment Boost Each Other, Study Finds

High schools that succeed athletically are not necessarily punting on their academic success, according to an analysis published recently in the Journal of Research in Education.

February 06, 2013

Debate Continues Over Guidance on Sports for Students With Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's recent guidance on the inclusion of students with disabilities in extracurricular athletics continues to generate debate.

February 04, 2013

The Other Super Bowl

What about an academic super bowl?

February 03, 2012

Court Revives Title IX Challenge to Girls Basketball Schedule

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit that claims girls basketball at an Indiana high school receives less desirable scheduling than the boys team, in violation of Title IX.

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