• District Could Spend $3.8M on Maintenance, Equipment

    by Joe Napsha February 2016

    The Norwin School District could spend $3.83 million on 30 maintenance projects and new equipment during the next five years with savings from refinancing debt last year, plus take on an estimated $9.8 million in renovation and expansion work funded by a recent bond issue, the school board was told Monday.

  • High School PED Testing Bill Approved by NJ Assembly

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    A New Jersey state Assembly committee approved a bill that would expand random testing of high school athletes for steroids and performance enhancing drugs yesterday.

  • Police Investigating Reports of HS Football Team Hazing

    by Michaelle Bond February 2016

    Police are investigating reports of hazing by football players in one of the region's elite school districts. The players are current or former members of the Conestoga High School team, according to the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District in Chester County.

  • Stark Differences in Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

    by Kendi Anderson February 2016

    A few weeks after an Ooltewah High School freshman was allegedly raped by his basketball teammates during a trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Dec. 22, a school district just south of Oklahoma City was struck by a hauntingly similar situation. In Oklahoma, officials with Norman Public Schools learned of the alleged rape of two students by their wrestling teammates and took swift action, handling the crisis much differently than Hamilton County schools did. According to police reports, junior varsity wrestlers from Norman North High School raped two teammates on a school bus while returning from a tournament about an hour away in Pauls County on Jan 9.

  • City Council, District Clash Over Proposed Stadium Site

    by Imran Ghori February 2016

    A proposal to build a long-promised football stadium at Canyon Springs High School is stirring up tensions between Moreno Valley city and school officials. Moreno Valley Unified School District officials have made the $15 million project a priority because the 30-year-old campus is their only high school without its own stadium. But City Councilman Jeffrey Giba, who represents the area that includes the school, has concerns about traffic, noise and lighting from a stadium.

  • Proposed Bill Would Void Transgender Policy

    by Takara Scott-Johnston February 2016

    In Pierre, South Dakota a bill has been proposed that would void a high school activities association’s policy that allows transgender students the option to request placement on the athletic teams of their choice.

  • GHSA Acts After Religious Expression Bills Introduced

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    As two bills were recently introduced in the Georgia General Assembly that would prohibit bans on religious expression on uniforms, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) is working toward allowing member schools to play against independent and parochial schools.

  • Ex-Teacher Secretly Videotaped Nude Athletes

    by Stuart Goldman February 2016

    Editor's Note: A previous headline on this story inaccurately referred to the man as an athletic trainer. We have since made the correction and apologize for the mistake.

    A former teacher and volunteer at a middle school and high school pleaded guilty Monday to sexual exploitation of a minor after he secretly recorded nude athletes with a camera pen.

  • High School Wrestlers Charged with Rape

    by Jason Scott February 2016

    Four wrestlers from Norman North High School in Oklahoma have been charged with rape, stemming from a January incident that took place on a team bus.

  • Parents of Son Who Played After Concussion Speak Out

    by Stuart Goldman January 2016

    The parents of a high school football player who suffered an apparent concussion the week before a New Mexico state championship game last month maintain he never suffered a concussion.