school sports

Football players in powder blue helmets, white T_shit and shorts pushing up against tackling dummies.

Some states act to protect residents from extreme heat — with a new focus on young people

BY: - November 27, 2023

This story was originally published on Stateline. After two years of record-breaking heat that brought a surge of deaths and health emergencies, several states have enacted or are considering measures designed to protect residents — with a new focus on younger people whose vulnerability is rising with the temperatures. Nationally, heat-related deaths rose from about […]

Two yellow buses parked in front of a school.

Hit the snooze button: States debate later high school start times

BY: - September 13, 2023

California and Florida have become the first states to require later public school start times, a response to reams of research showing significant advantages for high school students who can get more sleep by beginning their day at 8:30 a.m. or later. But such changes come with difficult ripple effects — upended bus schedules, later starts […]

Basketball on the floor of a indoor court.

Alabama House approves bill requiring school sport events to accept cash

BY: - May 2, 2023

The Alabama House of Representatives Tuesday approved a bill requiring school sports events to offer a cash option for admission. HB 364, sponsored by Rep. Steve Hurst, R-Munford, would require public K-12 schools and local school boards to accept cash for admission to school-sponsored sporting events. Hurst said during debate on Tuesday that he knew […]

Basketball on the floor of a indoor court.

Sudden cardiac arrest bill would mandate training for coaches, student athletes

BY: - March 1, 2023

A Democratic representative has filed a bill that would mandate training and protocols to prevent cardiac arrest among student athletes, and sanction coaches who fail to follow them.  HB 45, sponsored by Rep. Jeremy Gray, D-Opelika, would require the State Board of Education to adopt guidelines to inform and educate student athletes, parents, and coaches […]