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July 31, 2015

Latino Children a Focus of USA Swimming Foundation's 2015 Campaign

The campaign seeks to teach 800,000 children to swim by the end of the year.

October 12, 2011

Article Makes Case for the Academic Value of Extracurriculars

Activities at school beyond the classroom like sports, drama club, yearbook, and jazz band are worth protecting in tight fiscal times, contends a new article published in Education Next online today. "There's not a straight line between the crochet club and the Ivy League," writes former Wall Stree...

September 08, 2010

New Video Series Tackles the 'Science of Football'

A new video series intended for classroom use will explore the "science of football."

June 03, 2010

Many States Have 'Loopholes' in P.E. Mandates, Report Says

A new report raises concerns about state "loopholes" that may prevent many students from getting adequate P.E. at school.

May 07, 2010

CDC Analysis Suggests P.E. Can Boost Student Learning

A new federal study finds "substantial evidence" that physical activity can help improve student achievement.

January 15, 2010

The Olympics, Speedskating, and Newton's Laws of Motion

A new video series explains the science by the athletic feats in the Winter Olympics.

April 27, 2009

Taking a Scalpel to Sports

Or maybe a meat cleaver ... depends on how you look it at. Florida's governing body for high school athletics approved cutting 20 percent of varsity contests and 40 percent for nonvarsity sports, in response to budget shortfalls. All sports, except the all-mighty—football—will be affected....

January 30, 2009

Recess, Behavior, and Learning

Can a kickball game help transform the climate of a school? That playground activity and other informal “classic games,” such as four-square and tag, can promote student health, as well as improved classroom behavior and learning, some health advocates say. Just last fall, a major effort aimed...

January 27, 2009

Mercy, Mercy

Is there any obligation for a school sports team to ease up on an opponent, when one side is so outmatched that the event devolves in a blowout that's embarrassing to just about everybody involved? Should athletic associations set up rules to prevent this from taking place? Those questions leap to ...


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