athletics/sports

Coping with concussions beyond the field and in the classroom

How educators can ensure injured athletes keep up with schoolwork

Prescription painkiller use up among high school athletes

In 2013, 15 percent of high school seniors reported using a prescription drug for non-medical purposes

Four-day week will cut absences, superintendent says

Saving money was not a reason for the change, Superintendent Rick Ruckman says

Bulking up with booster clubs

How to harness power of volunteer groups that bring vital funds to athletics

The Business of: Sports field maintenance

Keeping turf fields in prime condition is about precision and expertise

Grass is not always greener on school athletic fields

Costs vary widely based on region, altitude and frequency of use

Mascots by any other name

Derogatory stereotypes in school team names face slow change

Football fatalities increase need for sports safety

Safe Sports awards given to districts taking steps to ensure wellbeing of student athletes

A lesson about honor from a high school football coach

I trust you’re as impressed as I am by the news that Matt Labrum, football coach at Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah, has suspended his entire team—all 80 players—for what he calls a “lack of character.”

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Deal to provide equal opportunity for girls sports to cost Portland, Maine schools $400,000

A recent agreement between the U.S. Education Department and Portland Public Schools will cost nearly $400,000 to implement and will provide equal athletic opportunities for girls.

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