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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/03/2012

DeMorning Links: Bowling for compliance


Dunbar High junior Kelahni Hargrove, 16, gets high-fived during practice in District Heights. (Toni L. Sandys - The Washington Post)
Girls’ bowling is now a varsity sport in the D.C. Public Schools, but there’s no companion team for the boys. The Post’s James Wagner explains that’s because of Title IX, the federal gender-equity law, which requires a public institution like DCPS to offer similar opportunities to boys and girls: “With nearly 50 bowlers drawn from eight of the 17 DCPS high schools, the sport makes only a dent in the near-500 student difference in the number of male high school athletes vs. female, DCPS Athletic Director Stephanie Evans said. But to DCPS officials, it’s a needed and welcome addition to the stable of girls’ sports, which now numbers 11.” One issue: Due to a city bowling lane shortage, at least one DCPS team is practicing in District Heights.

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