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Chicago students have contingencies if teachers strike

Chicago Public Schools teachers may be on strike by Monday, leaving many students, student-athletes, and school officials wondering what they’ll do to keep up with the demands of school life, which don’t wait for a teachers strike to end.



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Nat’l Assoc. of Basketball Coaches files amicus brief in affirmative action case

The National Association of Basketball Coaches has filed an amicus (“friend of the Court”) brief with the US Supreme Court in the case of a white girl who was denied admission to the University of Texas, Austin, but says she was more qualified than many of the African-American students who were admitted, because the university uses race as one of the factors in deciding admission.


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Illinois, Maryland not among states to adopt heat acclimatization guidelines

New guidelines for heat illness, issued by an inter-agency task force, including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, have been adopted by 7 states, not including Maryland or Illinois. But schools in those two states are still well aware of the need for improvements to the way the preseason works in terms of heat acclimatization.




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What Voxitatis plans to do on the new Illinois varsity football pages

We have added “History for seniors” to the season-at-a-glance table for each Illinois varsity football team, showing any games played between the teams on the current schedule since the 2009 season, when current seniors were freshmen. And, we’re adding graphics to compare stats from this year to those from last year.



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Maryland board of ed adopts emergency concussion regulations

The Maryland state board has adopted emergency regulations for concussions suffered by student athletes, which will be in effect for this fall’s football season while the board works out permanent regulations, as required by a law signed by Gov. O’Malley in 2011.