Pay-to-play, registration, and other fees are going unpaid and building up in the West Aurora (Ill.) school district. What to do?
124 teams are undefeated in Illinois varsity football, according to the Illinois High School Association. Here’s a report to look at their stats in a new light.
Football in two states observed the Jewish holiday in many communities this weekend. Plus, we’re getting ready to turn on our predictions for every Illinois high school football game.
For more than 200 varsity football teams in Illinois, especially in the northern half of the state, games would have to wait at least another day.
A newly developed, low-tech test for concussions may make diagnosing concussions easier on the sidelines during collision sports like football and boys’ lacrosse.
USA Today’s rankings are out for high school football, as are partial rankings of the top 20 or so Chicago-area teams by the city’s two major papers.
The Baltimore Sun has tallied the football players from Baltimore-area high schools who are listed on Division I rosters this season and compared it to previous years.
Catastrophic injury insurance has been mandated in Illinois for student-athletes at the high school level. Response is favorable, but some argue that it’s another unfunded mandate.
Pay-to-play fees for Harford County, Md., students begin this fall in hopes of saving money for teachers. Booster organizations oppose the fees, but they’re modest compared to national averages.
The School District of Philadelphia restored positions for school secretaries and some music teachers, as the district found new money from savings, taxes, and an increase in state funding.