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Taking Sports Out of School - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Taking Sports Out of School - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Should high schools eliminate competitive athletic teams?
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What Parents and Coaches Can Learn from the NFL Bullying Scandal

What Parents and Coaches Can Learn from the NFL Bullying Scandal | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

How much blame for the bullying on the Miami Dolphins can be placed on the shoulders of their coaching staff?

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High Schools Struggle To Tackle Safety On The Football Field

High Schools Struggle To Tackle Safety On The Football Field | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Some schools are trying to change how teams play and practice — but they have a long way to go.
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Despite Greater Awareness, Violent Hazing Still A Problem In School Sports

Despite Greater Awareness, Violent Hazing Still A Problem In School Sports | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
For all the legitimate worries about concussions, what I was most concerned about when my son joined high school football, or even other sports and activities, was what would happen in the locker room or the bus.
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School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct For Sports : NPR

School Bands Should Not Be Entertainment Adjunct For Sports : NPR | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
For commentator Frank Deford, it seems unfair that students who pursue other extracurricular talents — like music — should be placed in a subsidiary position to their classmates who happen to play sports.
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More on the school district in Pennsylvania that has now eliminated the requirement that band students be on the football team's marching band:  http://www.unionvilletimes.com/?p=12499

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Does Athletic Success Come at the Expense of Academic Success?

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The answer, according to the results of a study conducted by two researchers who analyzed the academic performance of students at Ohio high schools, may surprise you. 

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Would Alexis de Tocqueville Have Joined a High School Football Team?

Would Alexis de Tocqueville Have Joined a High School Football Team? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In the debate over high school sports, an argument for the power of joining in 
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Concussions and the Classroom

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The American Academy of Pediatrics on Sunday released new recommendations regarding students who return to school following a concussion.
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The Case Against High-School Sports

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The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide. And we wonder why we lag in international education rankings?
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A Reaction to Steubenville - Speak About It

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Nick Smith, former Bowdoin College hockey player and cast member of "Speak About It" (a show created at Bowdoin for their freshmen orientation activities to prevent sexual assault) reacts to the Steubenville rape trial.  Smith discusses the relationship between locker room culture and attitudes towards women.

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