Three Tenn. Teens Charged With Rape and Assault After Allegedly Hazing Teammate
January 5, 2016
Three high school basketball players in Tennessee were charged with aggravated rape and aggravated assault in late December after allegedly sending one of their 15-year-old teammates to the hospital.
Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Pop Warner to Proceed to Trial
December 29, 2015
A Los Angeles judge ruled that a teenage football player may proceed to trial against the national Pop Warner organization, four years after he suffered an on-field injury that left him a quadriplegic.
Judge Dismisses Concussion Lawsuit Against Illinois High School Association
November 24, 2015
An Illinois judge has dismissed the nation's first class-action lawsuit against a state high school association over its handling of concussions, ruling that it had made strides in that regard since the filing of the lawsuit.
Closing the dyslexia achievement gap
November 5, 2015
A large achievement gap between dyslexic and typical readers is already present at first grade and persists throughout school; therefore, it is critical to identify and provide effective...
Difficulty processing speech may be an effect of dyslexia, not a cause
October 9, 2015
The cognitive skills used to learn how to ride a bike may be the key to a more accurate understanding of developmental dyslexia. And, they may lead to improved interventions.
Appeals Court Puts Kibosh on Deferred-Compensation Plan for NCAA Athletes
October 3, 2015
A three-judge panel from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a proposed plan that would have paid certain student-athletes as much as $5,000 annually in deferred compensation.
Texas H.S. Football Players May Face Charges After Tackling Referee
September 8, 2015
Two football players from John Jay High School in San Antonio, Texas, could be facing criminal charges after appearing to intentionally tackle a referee during a game on Friday night.
NLRB Rejects Northwestern Football Players’ Attempt to Unionize
August 18, 2015
The National Labor Relations Board unanimously declined jurisdiction Monday in the case involving Northwestern University football players attempting to unionize.
Team Sues Little League Over Stripped Championship
June 26, 2015
A Chicago-based former Little League team has filed a lawsuit against Little League International over the organization's decision to strip the team's United States championship earlier this year.
Genetic defect linked to visual impairment in dyslexics
May 27, 2015
A risk gene for dyslexia is associated with impairments in visual motion detection, according to a study published May 27 in The Journal of Neuroscience.
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