The School Administrator

November 1998Playing HardballBeyond fun and games in interscholastic athletics

Features

  • Athletic Eligibility: Right or Privilege?

    by KIMBERLY REEVES

    The challenge of enforcing minimum standards for participation. Also: Unfair use of foreign-exchange students. Kimberly Reeves is a free-lance education writer based in Houston, Texas.

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  • The NCAA's Misguided Role in School Reform

    by JOE NATHAN

    Why is the NCAA casting judgments about the worthiness of high school courses? Joe Nathan directs the Center for School Change at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, Minn.read more | purchase issue
  • A Sporting Chance for Home-Schoolers?

    by SCOTT LAFEE

    Home-schooled students press for the right to play varsity sports. Also: Advice for dealing with such requests. Scott LaFee is a writer with the San Diego Union-Tribune.read more | purchase issue
  • A Corporate Pitch for Athletics

    by STEVE MORRISON

    A district supplements gate receipts and pay-to-play revenue with a lucrative soft-drink sponsorship. Also: A model contract for exclusive beverage rights. Steve Morrison is executive administrative assistant to the superintendent, Academy District 20, Colorado Springs, Colo.read more | purchase issue
  • Marketing Scholastic Sports

    by JOEY MONTANO

    Albuquerque Public Schools turn to external fund raising to rebuild an interscholastic sports program. Joey Montano is coordinator, office of development, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, N.M.read more | purchase issue
  • Parity on the Playing Field

    by MEG SOMMERFELD

    Title IX become a more prominent tool for expanding athletic opportunities for girls. Also: The role of the Office for Civil Rights and additional resources. Meg Sommerfeld is a free-lance education writer in Washington, D.C.read more | purchase issue
  • Legislative Gamesmanship

    by KERRY WHITE

    State legislators are muscling their way into how school sports are conducted. Also: Why administrators must take a greater role in athletic governance. Kerry White is a staff writer with Education Week.read more | purchase issue
  • Managing the Risks of School Sports

    by MELISSA R. MAC

    In an age of litigation, school districts need to ensure safety comes first. Also: Additional resources. Melissa Mac served as an editorial intern with The School Administrator.read more | purchase issue
  • Sportsmanship at Stake

    by MICHAEL J. RITACCO

    Two superintendents discuss their role in maintaining a proper perspective on the field and off. Also: Additional resources. Michael Ritacco is superintendent of the Toms River Regional Schools, Toms River, N.J., and Ralph Kerr is superintendent of Arkport Central School, Arkport, N.Y.read more | purchase issue
  • What Role for Middle School Sports?

    by C. KENNETH McEWIN and THOMAS S. DICKINSON

    How to achieve safe and developmentally appropriate play for young adolescents. Also: Additional resources. Kenneth McEwin is a professor of curriculum and instruction at Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., and Thomas Dickinson is an associate professor of education at Indiana State University.read more | purchase issue

Profile

    Steven P. Crawford by JAY P. GOLDMAN


    Superintendent, Roff, Okla.read more

    Departments

    Focus

    Creating Schools at Work Sites by MARY ANNE WARD


    President, CorporateFamily Schools, Windemere, Fla.

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    Focus

    Marrying Merit Pay to the Strategic Plan by GLENN F. SMARTSCHAN


    Superintendent, Mount Lebanon School District, Pittsburgh, Pa.read more
    Guest Column

    An Organization's Courage Starts at the Top by SUSAN S. CLARK


    Assistant principal, Eastbrook Middle School, Dalton, Ga.read more
    Guest Column

    In Search of Comic Book Qualities for the Next Millennium by CALVIN A. ROESNER


    Business manager, Reed-Custer Community Unit School District 255-U, Braidwood, Ill.

     

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    Executive Perspective

    Navigating Dangerous White Water Together by PAUL D. HOUSTON


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    Focus

    Basing Principal Rotation on System Needs by PAUL J. HAGERTY


    Superintendent, Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, Fla.read more
    Guest Column

    Back to School for Collaborative Leadership by HANK RUBIN


    Founder and president, Institute for Collaborative Leadership, Chicago, Ill.

     

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    Guest Column

    Putting a Limit on Boorish Boards by EDWARD T. RANCIC


    Assistant professor and director, certificate of advanced study program, Lewis University, Romeoville, Ill.

     

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    President's Corner

    Gifted Quality Education for Every Child by Daniel A. Domenech


    President, AASAread more