Racist comments caught on announcers’ mics as high school players knelt for National Anthem

NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – Multiple National Federation of High School (NFHS) Network announcers are facing backlash after several racist and hateful comments were caught on a hot mic during a basketball game between Norman and Midwest City high schools.

Last night during the Norman High School girls’ basketball game versus Midwest City in the Oklahoma 6A State Basketball Tournament, National Federation of High School (NFHS) Network announcers on a live stream broadcast made racist and hateful comments targeted at our Norman High student athletes. The announcers were contracted by OSSAA for the state tournament.

We condemn and will not tolerate the disgusting words and attitudes of these announcers. This type of hate speech has no place in our society and we are outraged that it would be directed at any human being, and particularly at our students.

We fully support our students’ right to freedom of expression and our immediate

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Game-based learning brings play into the high school classroom

In a recent study, Johnson worked with students in her English Methods class to design, build and test an analog board game called Race to the White House. The class worked with a ninth-grade teacher at a local high school who was teaching a unit on evidence-based argumentation. The teacher reported that her students needed more practice making claims based on evidence and anticipating counterarguments.

“We wanted to connect the students’ out-of-school knowledge—their understanding of current events, interest in games and skills expressing their opinions—with the in-class experience of argumentative thinking and writing,” says Johnson.    The class went through an iterative design process to develop a game in which players assume the role of presidential candidates. In order to advance across the board and toward the goal of becoming president, players must argue various policy positions using evidence and commentary to persuade their fellow players.

The project offered the

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Tentative Summer Workout Date For NJ High School Sports Set

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – New Jersey high school athletes should be able to start summer workouts for the 2020-2021 school year beginning in mid-July, the NJSIAA announced Friday.

The summer workouts, formally known as the summer recesses period, are anticipated to be opened on July 13, the state high school sports governing body said.

The start dates for fall sports seasons remain unchanged, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association said.

“NJSIAA has established direct communication with the governor’s office, the state departments of health and education, and other state associations that are in similar situations regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Colleen Maguire, NJSIAA chief operating officer. “While we’re hopeful school-based athletics will start soon, the public needs to understand that high school sports are unique in that, unlike recreational programs, they must be in sync with our schools. Scholastic sports are part of the curriculum; they

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