Why is it important that schools provide student activities programs like interscholastic athletics? It’s likely many people are raising this question . . .
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A lot of school sports administrators may feel like “Punxsutawney Phil” who will disappear for six more weeks of winter if he sees his shadow today.
Perhaps there’s a lesson to be learned from my son and daughter-in-law’s teaching experience at a school for international students in Wuxi, China.
As we turn the page from our 2009 wall calendars or click our electronic calendars forward to 2010, the people in the work of school sports do so with a sense that 2010 may be like nothing we’ve ever seen before.
Think of school sports as a savings account. For years and years, the program has made deposits in terms of trust and credibility. Students revered their coaches, often giving coaches credit for putting them on the path to good citizenship and a healthier lifestyle.
Here, from Muskegon-based Education Action Group in late August, is a different route to the same opinion we have about participation fees – so-called “pay-for-play.”
Several times each week that the Michigan Legislature is in session, our legislative liaison office sends the MHSAA and its other clients a list of new bills that have been introduced. And I alternate between being depressed and infuriated with what I read.
It was late August. All the school district’s professional and paraprofessional staff were gathered in the high school cafeteria. And in the hallways walked groups of students.
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.