Title IX http://michiganradio.org en Michigan sports officials try to understand new federal rule opening the door to disabled athletes http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-sports-officials-try-understand-new-federal-rule-opening-door-disabled-athletes <p></p><p>Michigan high school sports officials are trying to figure out how to implement a new federal rule that opens sports programs to students with disabilities.</p><p>More than 300,000 students take part in high school sports in Michigan.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>A small number are disabled.</p><p>But the number of disabled students playing high school sports will likely increase.</p><p>That's because the federal government has decreed that handicapped students must be given a fair shot to make traditional sports teams, or schools must create new programs for them.</p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 10945 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan sports officials try to understand new federal rule opening the door to disabled athletes Women in sports: Title IX and the "Battle of the Sexes" http://michiganradio.org/post/women-sports-title-ix-and-battle-sexes <p>This week, the University of Michigan celebrated the 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Title IX, with a host of speakers and panels discussing the historic legislation and its impact on girls, women and the United States itself.&nbsp;</p><p>Before Title IX, only one in 30 girls played high school sports.&nbsp;</p><p>Today, more than half do.&nbsp;</p><p>After a single paragraph, and an unforgettable tennis match, that changed our nation forever.</p><p>It all started pretty quietly.&nbsp;</p><p>Just a sentence buried in the back of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.&rdquo; Fri, 11 May 2012 13:28:03 +0000 John U. Bacon 7425 at http://michiganradio.org Women in sports: Title IX and the "Battle of the Sexes"