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Bad grades? Some schools OK with it

Some high schools drop minimum GPA requirement for student-athletes

Updated: October 18, 2012, 2:36 PM ET
By Paula Lavigne | ESPN.com

ROCKFORD, Ill. -- School leaders here are beginning to see the benefits of making it easier for students with poor grades to keep playing sports.

Yes, they made it easier for students with low grades to stay on teams.

Students with less than a C average have been able to compete on Rockford teams since last year, when the district dropped its rule requiring athletes maintain a 2.0 GPA. The Rockford Public School District is one of at least a dozen examples nationwide -- from ...

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