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The NFL Settlement -- What's the Deal?

Dwight P. Bostwick | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Dwight P. Bostwick

Just a week before the start of football season, the NFL announced the settlement of the concussion litigation brought by its former players. As a lawyer representing a number of former NFL players, I find myself questioning many aspects of the deal.

Having a Son Has Ruined Football for Me

Scott Benner | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Scott Benner

The boy in me who was raised on Buddy Ryan football was shocked to hear himself say no. My ego and pride were alive with the notion that someone thought my son would be a good football player, but the idea of him banging his head into other people terrified me.

Why the NFL Should Embrace Medical Marijuana

Steph Sherer | Posted 02.19.2014 | Sports
Steph Sherer

The following is an open letter to the two most powerful people in football to explain why and to provide policy suggestions they should consider when drafting the new NFL Policy and Program for Substance Abuse.

It's Time to Find a Way to Protect NFL Players From Themselves

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

"For a doctor to read a computer and tell me how hard I've been hit and to pull me out of a game... that won't sit well with a lot of players."

Thinking and Reading About Football and Head Injuries

Vicki Cobb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

Football is a sport that people are passionate about. Boys still want to play. What's a parent or a coach to do? My suggestion: read Carla Killough McClafferty's brilliant book Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-or-Break Moment.

Football Hall Of Famer Diagnosed With CTE

Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

The NFL's concussion crisis has a new face: Tony Dorsett. The Hall of Fame running back is among three living, former NFL standouts diagnosed with...

Sasha Belenky

Football's Concussion Crisis, Why There Aren't More Women In Science & More Must-Reads

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Belenky | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

1. Football's Concussion Crisis This week, Frontline aired "League of Denial," its highly anticipated investigation into the connection between...

The NFL Now Thinks It's Bulletproof

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2013 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

They're still drinking champagne over at NFL headquarters right now. There's a behind the scenes event going on that would make a Presidential inauguration seem like a kid's birthday party. The NFL won -- and won big!

Is the NFL's Settlement of the Concussion Class Action Lawsuit a Victory or Setback for Brain Injury Awareness?

Quora | Posted 11.04.2013 | Sports
Quora

This is by far the largest judgment ever awarded by a pro sports league to its players for long term injuries they may have suffered while playing the sport.

Fixing the School-Business Breakdown

Michael Haberman | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Michael Haberman

Even if educators and business leaders initially speak different languages, we're all saying the same thing: we need better-prepared graduates and employees, with the skills, preparation, and qualities needed to support a thriving economy.

Did Boxing Concussions Cause Changes In Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Should slain Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev's brain be looked at specifically with an eye for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, give...

The Next Administration's Focus: Upgrading Career and Technical Education

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 04.24.2013 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

With a new mayor to be elected this year, who will take over in 2014, the city stands poised to take a much more aggressive effort to make its CTE programs not merely adequate, but to take a role as the innovation leader in the nation.

The NFL's CTE Clock Is Beginning to Tick in Real Time

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

January is always an exciting time for the NFL with the playoffs taking place culminating with the Super Bowl. This year, however, the excitement was tempered as the issue of brain trauma created headlines twice during the month.

I Wouldn't Let My Son Play Football, Either

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

A sport that rattles children's brains is probably not a sport that our children should be playing. At least not with current rules, equipment and win-at-all-cost attitudes.

Can We Stop Caring About Concussions Yet?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports
Gavin Shulman

Anyone who's seen football, anyone who's been to a football game, and most definitely anyone who's played football understands that it's not so good for your brain. It doesn't take a surgeon to figure that out.

Death and Football

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 03.15.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

As I watched my star NFL clients endure concussion and head injuries over the last 40 years I knew intuitively that there had to be long-term consequences that we didn't know about.

Skills Gap Between Workers And Open Jobs Small, But Growing

| Joanne Jacobs | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. The "skills gap" is no big deal now -- but it could be ...

Schumer Proposes Tech Diplomas To Produce Skilled Workers

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the New York Board of Regents to approve two initiatives that he says will improve graduation rates and reduce y...

Minimizing the Risk of Concussions in Sports

Teena Shetty, MD | Posted 01.04.2013 | Parents
Teena Shetty, MD

Public concern has been growing about the long-term effects of concussions for athletes, professional and otherwise. Here's how parents of young athlete can best minimize the risk of concussions in contact sports.

Parents Rise In Protest Against Career-Technical Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. SAN DIEGO -- Career and technical education has come a long way since the days when studen...

Department of Education Recommits To Career And Technical Training

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo The United States Department of Education recently issued recommended reforms for Career and Technical Education (CTE). The proposa...

Veterans May Be At Risk For Developing Same Brain Disease Seen In Athletes: Study

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- A small study raises more concern about the long-term consequences of brain injuries suffered by thousands of soldiers – suggestin...

New Video Game-Themed High School Program May Be A Hard Sell

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

Never mind video games getting in the way of homework or learning time. At one Florida school, video games are homework. A new magnet program at M...

Chicago Public Schools Launching Joint High School, Associates Degree Program

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

The same week a study revealed record high vacancies in U.S. industries for skilled technical workers, the Chicago Public School system has announced ...

Lizzie Schiffman

Could More Vocational Programming Save Public Schools?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

How do you bring focus to students in a system where their education is complicated by budget shortfalls, labor disputes and violent crime in their su...