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Illinois Boosts Academic Standards for High School Student-Athletes

Illinois Boosts Academic Standards for High School Student-Athletes | Academic Eligibility Issue for Student-Athletes | Scoop.it

Illinois high school students now must pass one more class per semester to remain eligible for school sports, due to a proposal certified last week among a package of 14 changes from the state high school association.

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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 8, 2012 10:05 AM
I think this is a great change the Illinois state high school association made. It just reinforces that passing classes is more important than what performing on the field.
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Washington Words: Dunnan's eligibility proposals applauded by AD's

Washington Words: Dunnan's eligibility proposals applauded by AD's | Academic Eligibility Issue for Student-Athletes | Scoop.it
District 308 Superintendent Jim Dunnan's proposals to raise academic eligibility standards for athletes who participate in Illinois High School Association-sponsored sports were the subject of a story written by Scott Schmid of the Bolingbrook...
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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 8, 2012 10:34 AM
I think Mike Whealy's quote sums it all up that "an athlete is a student first."
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Should students who fail still play sports?

Should students who fail still play sports? | Academic Eligibility Issue for Student-Athletes | Scoop.it

Students at Salem High School can fail one or two courses in a quarter and still play sports. By next fall, however, that could change.

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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 8, 2012 10:30 AM
I think the message here is that "better now than never". While Salem, I think should not allow students to fail up to two classes a quarter I'm glad they are considering changing it and going through with better regulations.
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Pequannock school board trying to fomulate policy on home-schooled student-athletes - NorthJersey.com

Pequannock school board trying to fomulate policy on home-schooled student-athletes - NorthJersey.com | Academic Eligibility Issue for Student-Athletes | Scoop.it
As a result of two requests on the part of home-schooled athletes within the district, a new Board of Education policy dictating athletic eligibility standards for home-schoolers is now in the works, board Vice President John Buonomo recently said.
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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 8, 2012 10:39 AM
I agree, I think they should let home-school athletes play sports as soon as possible if they're grades are decent. In addition, I think not only the home-schooled students should be held to the "C" average but it should become a nationwide eligibility regulation for student-athletes.
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Controversial high school eligibility bill on way to governor after it passes Senate

Controversial high school eligibility bill on way to governor after it passes Senate | Academic Eligibility Issue for Student-Athletes | Scoop.it
A controversial bill that would loosen the Florida High School Athletic Association's rules on athletic eligibility for transfer students is poised to become law.
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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 7, 2012 9:08 AM
I don't think there's anything wrong with this bill being passed. If a student has legitimate reasons for transferring they should be penalized by not being able to play sports.
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ESPN report says FSU ignored academic problems to keep athletes eligible

ESPN report says FSU ignored academic problems to keep athletes eligible | Academic Eligibility Issue for Student-Athletes | Scoop.it
An ESPN Outside the Lines report aired Sunday included claims from a former Florida State employee and former football player that FSU had relaxed its academic standards to enroll and retain student-athletes with significant learning challenges.
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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 7, 2012 9:03 AM
I think it's disappointing that FSU allowed for all this to happen. There is no excuse for this behavior, as a academics should come first.
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A Comparison of Academic Athletic Eligibility in Interscholastic Sports in American High Schools | The Sport Journal

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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 8, 2012 10:16 AM
This article provides readers with a lot of great information on the issue. I think one notable thing I read was that only a small percentage of high schools in the United States have attached a minimum GPA to their academic requirements for athletic eligibility
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Duluth prep basketball coaches ousted over student privacy violation | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth prep basketball coaches ousted over student privacy violation | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota | Academic Eligibility Issue for Student-Athletes | Scoop.it
The contract of Duluth East boys basketball head coach Chuck Tolo was ended Tuesday night in a 5-2 vote by the Duluth School Board.
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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 8, 2012 10:20 AM
I think this article is a constant reminder that teachers and coaches have to be very cautious in what they do because even if they had good intentions in what they were doing they can't go against regulations.
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TriValley Central > Maricopa Monitor > Sports > MUSD board member reprises call for higher GPA standards

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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 8, 2012 10:31 AM
I completely agree, I think all school should have a "C" average. I think if anything athletes should be held to a higher standard rather than lower. They are the ones going out representing their high schools.
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Academic reforms are good, but what are the side effects? | CollegeBasketballTalk

Academic reforms are good, but what are the side effects? | CollegeBasketballTalk | Academic Eligibility Issue for Student-Athletes | Scoop.it
Earlier on Tuesday afternoon, Dana O'Neil of ESPN.com broke down the academic reforms that the NCAA ratified back in October. The system isn't exactly being overhauled, but there will be some significant changes that are made.
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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 8, 2012 10:38 AM
While I still feel like the eligibility requirements are reasonable, this article brings up some good points and puts things into the perspective of the athletes.
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Core Transcripts: Student-athlete eligibility tracking with Core GPA calculation and Course Progress sheets

Core Transcripts: Student-athlete eligibility tracking with Core GPA calculation and Course Progress sheets | Academic Eligibility Issue for Student-Athletes | Scoop.it
Helps high schools, colleges and parents track student-athlete eligibility including transcripts, Core GPA calculation and Course Progress sheets.
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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 7, 2012 10:30 AM
I think this could be a very beneficial resource for student athletes. It can help them self-manage and keep track of their grades.
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College athletes studies guided toward 'major in eligibility' - USATODAY.com

College athletes studies guided toward 'major in eligibility' - USATODAY.com | Academic Eligibility Issue for Student-Athletes | Scoop.it
Steven Cline left Kansas State University last spring with memories of two years as a starting defensive lineman for a major-college football team. He left with a diploma, credits toward a master's degree and a place on the 2007 Big 12 Conference...
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Matthew Gruber's comment, May 7, 2012 8:58 AM
After reading this article, I learned a lot of alarming statistics. For example, I think the fact that seven of Stanford's 19 players is a red flag.
251457's curator insight, January 13, 2014 12:17 AM

This article is about a Kansas State football player who left the program and the university with a diploma, but was very upset about his academic decisions while on the football team. Steven Cline took not-so-demanding courses in order to stay elligible for the team, but when he graduated, he did not have the proper education to become a veterinarian, his dream job. If I were to become a student athlete at the college level, I know I would have trouble being able to stay elligible for my sport while getting the education I need for my dream job of becoming a physical therapist. Even though it may be my favorite activity, I need to keep running my hobby and not have it be my center of attention in life or else I will probably regret it later in life when I have no education.