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It's Time to End Football in High School

The danger of traumatic brain injury is too great to square football with the goals of education, write two professors. (September 10, 2018)

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The new ESPN documentary "Parkland 17" follows the Eagles over the course of their 2018 football season in the months following the Feb. 14 school shooting that killed 17 students and faculty members.
February 8, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
A popular Netflix documentary series highlights an alarming academic trend among student athletes. An educator from the show speaks out.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
The danger of traumatic brain injury is too great to square football with the goals of education, write two professors.
September 11, 2018 – Education Week
A First Amendment expert says K-12 officials can't discipline students for acts of protest that don't disrupt school operations.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
The national debate over transgender rights took yet another turn after a federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked the Obama administration from enforcing new guidelines meant to expand students' access to restrooms and locker rooms in schools.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
We must seize the moment to provide more funding and support for vital physical education resources, writes former NFL player Herschel Walker.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
February 17, 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 20, 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 23, 2015 – Education Week

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