A study of ten academically-oriented after-school programs in New York City funded by the After-School Corporation may provide some unintended guidance for interscholastic athletic programs.
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Recently I learned of the way the absence of a pep assembly did more to promote the core beliefs of educational athletics than most pep assemblies have.
Today's most successfully marketed schools will also attract customers through an extracurricular program that is broad and deep, free of charge and message-driven.
There are few issues that create more controversy within a school district than when the idea is floated to establish a minimum grade-point average for athletic eligibility.
People who are committed to the integrity of interscholastic athletics actually report specific rule breakers, even when it’s a member of their conference, a neighboring school or their own school.
How does the MHSAA decide what it will do? That an initiative would be good for kids is the over-arching concern , but that leaves us with a lot more possibilities than can be attempted much less accomplished with any degree of satisfaction . . .
Sometimes after our best efforts to explain a rule are not successful and a request to waive the rule is not approved, someone will want to change the rule for the future.
School administrators have learned . . . it is not only necessary to define the interscholastic season and limit what can occur during it, but also it is necessary to define and limit what can occur out of season.
From the Director is the official MHSAA Blog which will touch on pertinent school sports topics periodically throughout the school year from various MHSAA Staff.