RECENT ARTICLES
  • Pennsylvania Schools Prep for New Anti-Hazing Law

    by Kara Newhouse June 2016

    Lancaster County schools are prepared for a new law that strengthens anti-hazing rules in the state. In fact, most already have in place the policies the law requires them to adopt.

  • District to Maintain Bathroom Practices Despite Guidelines

    by Lana Sweeten-Shults June 2016

    Wichita Falls ISD has no plans at this time to change what it always has done, according to societal practice, when it comes to the use of school bathroom facilities, despite what Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick is asking the state’s schools to do.

  • Special-Needs HS Students Suit Up for Inclusive Hoops

    by Barbara O'Brien June 2016

    Students from six area high schools, boys and girls, regardless of ability or disability, are playing basketball in the inaugural season of Unified Sports in Section VI. The inclusive sports program is the result of a partnership between the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics.

  • Georgia HS Football Coach, Wife Charged with Theft

    by Terry Dickson May 2016

    Head Wayne County High football coach and Athletic Director James "Jody'' Grooms and his wife, cheerleader coach Sharon Grooms, were arrested Tuesday on charges of theft by taking, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

  • HS Coaches Left Unsure of Job Status After Meeting

    by James Yodice May 2016

    The head softball coach, baseball coach and boys basketball coach at Silver High have been fired. Or have they? A confusing situation is unfolding in Silver City, as Duane Trewern, Claudie Thompson and Brandon Siqueiros say they are unsure of their coaching status after a Monday meeting with outgoing Superintendent Lon Streib.

  • HS Football Players Accused of Assault on Teammate

    by Jason Scott May 2016

    Three Idaho high school football players have been charged in the October 2015 sexual assault of a teammate.

  • Charges Against Ooltewah Volunteer Coach Dropped

    by Kendi Anderson May 2016

    An East Tennessee prosecutor has dropped the charge of failing to report child sexual abuse against a volunteer-assistant basketball coach in connection with the alleged rape of a high school player by three teammates.

  • Pa. Extends Anti-Hazing Laws to High Schools

    by Carley Mossbrook May 2016

    Soon, college fraternities and sports teams won't be the only ones who can be punished for hazing. Gov. Wolf signed a bill Tuesday that will broaden Pennsylvania's anti-hazing law to cover middle and high schools, and require districts to adopt and enforce anti-hazing policies.

  • HS Softball Coach Retaliated Against Player, Parent Says

    by Jim Baumbach May 2016

    The parent of an East Islip High School varsity softball player has filed a notice of claim against the school district that accuses the school's softball coach of retaliating against her daughter after the parent complained about the coach's fundraising requirements.

  • Eleven States Sue Over Transgender Directive

    by Gregory Korte and Paul Singer May 2016

    Texas and 10 other states filed suit against the Department of Education's May 13 directive requiring schools to allow transgender students to choose which bathroom they'll use, saying the Obama administration was attempting to rewrite a 44-year-old law intended to prevent discrimination against girls and women