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March 17, 2013

Steubenville High School Football Players Found Guilty of Rape

Judge Thomas Lipps sentenced Ma'lik Richmond, 16, and Trent Mays, 17, each to a minimum of one year in a youth correctional facility.

February 27, 2013

Calif. Schools Must Put Fee-Complaint Systems in Place by Friday

The deadline is looming for all California public schools to have in place a system for complaints about fees.

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.

January 09, 2013

Ohio District in Football Rape Case Adds Guards to Schools

A district added unarmed guards to all schools as national uproar over an alleged rape case involving two football players continues to mount.

January 02, 2013

Pennsylvania Suing NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett is suing the NCAA over sanctions against Penn State from the Jerry Sandusky child-sex-abuse scandal.

December 26, 2012

N.J. Sports-Betting Lawsuit Allowed to Proceed, Judge Rules

A judge has ruled that a lawsuit over sports-betting legalization in New Jersey can move forward.

December 13, 2012

How NFL Concussion Lawsuits Could Affect Schools, Youth Sports

Regardless of the outcome of NFL concussion lawsuits, insurance implications alone could be enough to affect schools.

December 12, 2012

Child-Labor Practices at NFL Games Being Investigated

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating whether child-labor law was violated at San Diego Chargers games.

October 19, 2012

Texas Judge Allows Cheerleaders to Display Religious Banners

A group of Texas cheerleaders will be allowed to continue displaying banners with religious messages at their high school's football games under a temporary injunction issued Thursday by a state judge.

May 07, 2012

Boy Seeks Title IX Protection to Stay on Field Hockey Team (UPDATED)

After two years on the Southampton, N.Y., high school field hockey team, 13-year-old Keeling Pilaro has now been deemed too skilled to compete on the girls' team next season.

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