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Coach Len Boudreaux works with Sam Millikan, left, and Keitra Douglas at Gwinnett Heat wheelchair-basketball practice at the Monarch School in Duluth, Ga.
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Disability-rights advocates welcome new federal guidance on special education students and sports, while critics say federal officials are pushing costly new mandates. (February 5, 2013)

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January 14, 2014 - Education Week
A three-year contract between Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp., and Columbus Regional Health will dispatch four athletic trainers to schools in the 11,300-student Columbus, Ind., district.
October 15, 2013 - Education Week
Disability-rights advocates welcome new federal guidance on special education students and sports, while critics say federal officials are pushing costly new mandates.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week
Schools need to do more to encourage athletic participation by all students, Serge Caceres writes.
November 6, 2012 - Education Week
Interest is growing in Unified Sports programs, which enable students with disabilities to play side by side on teams with their nondisabled peers.
July 2, 2012 - Education Week
Since its passage, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 has spawned many changes in education. More girls than ever are taking part in school athletics. But most experts and educators say—and the data confirm—that gender equality has yet to be achieved.
June 12, 2012 - Education Week (Web)
More K-12 girls than ever are involved in sports since passage of the 1972 law, but the gap between boys and girls remains huge.
June 12, 2012 - Education Week
But experts caution that the data from a federal survey were gathered before the bottom fell out of the nation's economy.
March 27, 2012 - Education Week
Governing bodies for youth sports are toughening rules, especially related to football players, as research on head injuries mounts.
February 28, 2012 - Education Week
Editor Kevin C. Bushweller says necessity is the fuel that motivates most of us to innovate, try a different approach, or learn a new skill.
February 8, 2012 - Digital Directions

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