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An entrance to Hurley High School in southwestern Virginia is adorned with the Confederate battle flag.
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Pressure Mounts Against Schools' Confederate Ties

The racially motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C., has spurred districts to reconsider school names, mascots, and imagery linked to the Old South. Such moves stir sharp debate. (September 24, 2015)

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07/20 05:10 pm | Majority of Americans Think Tackle Football Is Unsafe Before Age 14 | Nearly four-fifths of Americans believe it's inappropriate to introduce tackling into football for children under the age of 14, according to a new poll.

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Concussion Laws by State
Over half of all U.S. states now have some form of student-athlete concussion law in place. This map shows legislation progress by state.

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We must seize the moment to provide more funding and support for vital physical education resources, writes former NFL player Herschel Walker.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
It's not just concussion awareness that has altered how high schools approach team sports, writes educator John Gerdy.
February 5, 2016 - Education Week
The NCAA's onerous eligibility requirements for student-athletes has a stranglehold on precollegiate schooling, writes James Lytle.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
The racially motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C., has spurred districts to reconsider school names, mascots, and imagery linked to the Old South. Such moves stir sharp debate.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
As schools decide which enriching programs to fund, it's clear that music trumps football in return on dollars invested, John R. Gerdy argues.
June 23, 2015 - Education Week
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

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