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Girls’ Opportunities to Play the Sports They Love

Jane Meredith Adams | EdSource

Lacrosse came to Avonna Usher, a 16-year-old junior at Granite Bay High School northeast of Sacramento, the way sports come to many young athletes—at school. The pure pleasure of hurling a 40-yard pass has driven her to attack her learning disability, improve her grades and win a verbal commitment to play lacrosse for the University of Oregon Ducks.

But a finds that many California schools aren’t reporting their data, as required by a , to show that

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