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February 10, 2012

H.S. Football Players Must Now Leave Field After Losing Helmet

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) announced a slew of rule changes on Thursday, including one that turns football fields into advertising spaces.

January 31, 2012

Budget Cuts in Texas Put Crimp in School Sports

To compensate for lost funding elsewhere, a number of Texas superintendents reported that their districts charged fees for extracurricular activities, such as school sports.

December 29, 2011

Court Upholds Limit on Merit-Based Scholarships for Ky. Athletes

A federal appeals court upheld a Kentucky rule last week that prevents private school student-athletes from receiving merit-based scholarships that cover more than 25 percent of the cost of their tuition, dismissing claims about the rule's unconstitutionality.

December 16, 2011

Federal Physical Education Funding Spared in New Budget Bill

Funding for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program was spared in the FY2012 budget bill issued by the U.S. House this week.

November 18, 2011

N.J. Gov. Wants Math, Science Teachers Paid More Than P.E. Teachers

Gov. Chris Christie said that math and science teachers were more valuable than gym teachers in today's society, and thus, deserved more pay, in an interview with Facebook on Monday.

August 30, 2011

Report: NCAA Pay-for-Play Would Cost $200M Annually

If NCAA student-athletes were reclassified as employees of their universities paying all Division I student-athletes would only cost their universities $50.6 million, with the federal government footing the rest of the bill.

August 22, 2011

Districts Get Creative to Avoid Charging Pay-to-Play Fees

School districts are relying on outside sponsorships, TV contracts, philanthropic efforts and booster clubs to help avoid charging pay-to-play fees for extracurricular activities.

July 28, 2011

The High School Effect of Paying NCAA Student-Athletes

If the NCAA enacts a pay-for-play system, high school sports could see an increase of competitiveness, a higher presence of agent runners, and even more emphasis on athletics over academics.

July 13, 2011

NYC Working Toward TV Deal for High School Sports

The New York City public school system is currently negotiating a two-year, $500,000 contract with the MSG Varsity Network for the television rights to their high school sports teams.

July 11, 2011

Should K-12 Schools Enlist Sponsors to Help Save Sports?

The Tacoma (Wash.) School District is one of the latest to bolster their high school sports teams with paid advertisements on their video scoreboards.

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