National News Roundup

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

The National Collegiate Athletic Association will consider proposals to allow athletes who do not meet certain academic requirements to receive nonathletic, need-based scholarships.

A series of proposals adopted by the ncaa's Presidents' Commission during a meeting earlier this month in Kansas City, Mo., would drastically shorten spring football practice, shorten the basketball season by a month, and reduce by three the number of basketball games played each season.

The package of recommendations also includes a proposal to provide nonathletic scholarships to first-year student-athletes who want to attend summer school, according to James A. Marchiony, an n.c.a.a. spokesman.

The commission also agreed to place a proposal before its general membership that would require all Division I and II members to disclose their graduation rates in all sports.

In addition, the commission agreed to begin reporting the graduation rates of students in football and basketball programs by race.

The scholarship proposals were seen as concessions to critics of Proposition 42, a rule passed last January that denies aid to student-athletes who fail to meet minimum academic requirements.

n.c.a.a. members are expected to vote on the proposals at the organization's annual convention in January, Mr. Marchiony said.

A task force of sports administrators and coaching educators is working to establish a National Coaching Education Association to heighten the professional status of their field.

The new task force was created last month at a conference sponsored by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the American Coaching Effectiveness Program, a for-profit organization dedicated to coaching education.

The task force is made up of one representative from each of five coaching education programs and a total of eight representatives from colleges and universities, secondary schools, community-based youth-sports organizations, and the U.S. Olympic National Governing Bodies, according to the acep.

Don Sparks, assistant director of the National Federation of State High School Associations, has been selected as the ex officio chairman of the task force.

Vol. 09, Issue 08

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories





Sponsor Insights

Free Ebook: How to Implement a Coding Program in Schools

Successful Intervention Builds Student Success

Effective Ways to Support Students with Dyslexia

Stop cobbling together your EdTech

Integrate Science and ELA with Informational Text

Can self-efficacy impact growth for ELLs?

Disruptive Tech Integration for Meaningful Learning

Building Community for Social Good

5 Resources on the Power of Interoperability from Unified Edtech

New campaign for UN World Teachers Day

5 Game-Changers in Today’s Digital Learning Platforms

Hiding in Plain Sight - 7 Common Signs of Dyslexia in the Classroom

The research: Reading Benchmark Assessments

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

All Students Are Language Learners: The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

How to Support All Students with Equitable Pathways

2019 K-12 Digital Content Report

3-D Learning & Assessment for K–5 Science

Climate Change, LGBTQ Issues, Politics & Race: Instructional Materials for Teaching Complex Topics

Closing the Science Achievement Gap

Evidence-based Coaching: Key Driver(s) of Scalable Improvement District-Wide

Advancing Literacy with Large Print

Research Sheds New Light on the Reading Brain

Tips for Supporting English Learners Through Personalized Approaches

Response to Intervention Centered on Student Learning

The Nonnegotiable Attributes of Effective Feedback

SEE MORE Insights >