Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 2:21pm
A Milwaukee-area community organization has found that two-thirds of the outdoor athletic and recreational facilities at public schools throughout the county are in terrible, poor or fair condition, a recently released report shows.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 2:41pm
A recent randomized controlled study by Mathematica Policy Research and the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities at Stanford University reported that, in schools that employ recess management firm Playworks, there was less bullying, a greater feeling of safety among students, more vigorous physical activity, and less time lost transitioning from recess to classroom learning.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 3:07pm
Concussions are receiving attention nationwide, but death from a blow to the head is exceedingly rare. In contrast, a young athlete dies from a cardiac incident once every three days in the United States, researchers say.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 2:13pm
With the Shelby County Board of Education last week approving a $6.5 million bid for construction of the Helena High School athletic complex, Mayor Mark Hall is ready to see the city's funding and dedication pay off.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 3:06pm
Two former executives of a sports gear company admitted in federal court Tuesday that they routinely overbilled schools by forging fake price quotes from competitors in a decade-long fraud scheme that extended to 12 states.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 2:00pm
Camden, New Jersey, is not an easy place for a kid to grow up in.Just ask 15-year-old Destinee Williams."Camden has this reputation of being dangerous because you can walk outside at 3 in the afternoon and hear gunshots," Destinee said. "Gangs and drugs are a huge deal. Kids get into gangs to feel safe so they won't get killed."
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:38pm
More reports of rape and bullying, including at Torrington High School in Connecticut and Southern Columbia Area High School in Pennsylvania, show that the rape culture starts at a young age.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 4:01pm
The day after a state Senate panel approved legislation that would require public and private schools to carry catastrophic accident insurance to cover student athletes, supporters again urged the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board to make the decision on its own.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 6:11pm
When the school district switched from seventh-through-ninth grade junior highs to sixth-through-eighth grade middle schools in 1987, all sports for middle schools were eliminated. That changed last September when new funding generated by the sale of advertising on district sports scoreboards and rebates from some vendors made an enhanced sports program possible.
More districts forced to ask parents to foot the bill for sports.