Programming: High School
Can Cardio Exercise Aid in Concussion Recovery?
by Michael Popke January 2013
Long considered a forbidden activity for individuals with concussions, cardiovascular exercise is slowly becoming recognized as a recovery tool.
Connecticut Town Settles P.E. Drowning Case for $1.5M
by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor January 2013
The town of East Hartford, Conn., has agreed to pay a $1.5 million settlement to the family of 15-year-old Marcum Asiamah, a physical education student who drowned in the local high school pool last year. According to The Hartford Courant, the town's insurer will pay $1 million and the town will pay a $500,000 deductible (which will reportedly be taken from the board of education's budget).
Concussions: Bridging Gap Between Athletic, Academic Departments
by Michael Popke December 2012
David Hayward began thinking differently about his job the day the parents of a student-athlete at Highland High School in Gilbert, Ariz., expressed frustration to him about their son's lack of academic progress while recovering from a concussion.
School Removes P.E. Swim Curriculum After Drowning
by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor November 2012
Manchester (Conn.) High School's pool has been shut down and its physical education swimming unit removed indefinitely, following the Nov. 21 drowning of a freshman boy.
Demand to Close Gap Between Public, Non-Public Schools Increases
by Michael Popke November 2012
High school sports in Tennessee reached a milestone in 2012, marking 15 years of separate postseason tournaments for public and non-public schools.
Healthier Concessions Menus Present New Booster Club Challenges
by Michael Popke September 2012
Fans attending high school football games this fall in Portland, Maine, were in for a surprise - especially the ones craving a tray of warm nachos and a cold Mountain Dew.
PEP Grant Winners Announced; $27M to 56 Winning Groups
by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor August 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has announced the 2013 recipients of more than $27 million in Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grants. New PEP grants will be distributed to 56 school districts and community-based organizations across the country, including the Yukon-Koyukuk School District in Fairbanks, Alaska, the YMCA of Southern Indiana and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Va.
Sponsor-Supported Video Boards Make Impact at High School Level
by Michael Popke July 2012
For Mike Gosz and Jaime Sherwood, being a high school athletic director requires a lot more versatility than it did even a few years ago.
Former Wrestler Hudson Taylor Champions Tolerance
by Paul Steinbach March 2012
As a member of the nation's top-ranked high school wrestling team, Hudson Taylor was subjected to homophobic taunts as a teen.
How to Weed Out Trouble-Making High School Sports Fans
by Michael Popke March 2012
In a brief but volatile confrontation with a referee officiating his daughter's basketball game at Albuquerque, N.M.'s Volcano Vista High School in January, Paul Alfaro flung a vulgarity the official's way.