August 28, 2017

Ohio school district adopts 1.0 GPA requirement for athletes

Dayton Public Schools (Ohio) last week lowered its academic standards for athletes, requiring students to carry a 1.0 GPA to remain eligible for sports. The district's Board of Education voted 4-1 in favor of the new policy. The one board member w...

November 28, 2016

Minneapolis student-athletes report higher GPA, grad rates

Minneapolis Public Schools last year graduated 99 percent of student-athletes, a significantly higher rate than those who did not participate in interscholastic sports. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that just seven of the district's 666 st...

August 18, 2016

Baltimore considers first GPA standards for prep athletes

Baltimore's school board is considering the city's first GPA requirements for high school students who want to participate in athletics. According to The Baltimore Sun, the proposal would establish a 1.75 minimum GPA for student-athletes beginning...

September 16, 2015

Survey: Should athletes be required to maintain 2.0 GPA?

In August, Coach and Athletic Director asked readers whether students should be required to maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in interscholastic sports. Some schools have lowered their standards for student-athletes, and while some agreed the move wa...

August 4, 2015

Indiana school board votes to lower GPA standards for athletes

The South Bend Community School Corp. (Indiana) voted Monday to relax the academic requirements for student-athletes, allowing most to maintain a sub-2.0 GPA and still retain their eligibility. [caption id="attachment_13636" align="alignright" wid...