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February 03, 2016

EdWeek Commentary Blasts NCAA's Academic Influence on High Schools

The author of a recent Education Week Commentary took aim at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's influence over high schools' academic offerings.

November 10, 2015

New 'Madden' Game Uses Football to Teach Youths Math and Science Concepts

In "Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers," which will go live on Dec. 1, students must rely upon math and science concepts to successfully complete football plays.

May 11, 2015

Students Report Host of Academic Issues When Recovering From Concussions

While recovering from the symptoms of a concussion, a vast majority of students reported having one or more issues that impaired their academic work, according to a new report.

May 05, 2015

Illinois Bill Would Regulate Return to Class for Students With Concussions

The Illinois Senate unanimously approved a bill that would require concussion oversight teams that would establish return-to-play and return-to-learn protocols.

April 28, 2015

For College Athletes, Concern About Balancing Sports, Academics

The average student-athlete reported loging roughly 50 hours per week on athletics, which often adversely affects their academic work.

March 17, 2015

Who Would Win the 2015 Men's NCAA Tournament Based on Academics?

While the University of Kentucky is the overwhelming favorite to win the 2015 NCAA men's basketball tournament, an academically based tournament would produce a far different outcome.

January 14, 2015

Phys. Ed. Found to Benefit Academic Performance of African-American Girls

Participation in physical education may have a beneficial effect on the academic performance of African-American high school girls, suggests a new study.

September 24, 2014

Want Kids to Go to College? Pair Them With Smart Peers in Extracurriculars

When paired in extracurricular activities with peers who have higher-than-normal grade point averages, high schoolers are twice as likely to enroll in a four-year college.

September 23, 2014

Study Finds Academic Benefits for Children's Physical Activities

Among both boys and girls, physical activity during recess in 1st grade was directly correlated to reading fluency through 1st and 2nd grades.

August 29, 2014

The NFL Wants to Use Fantasy Football to Help Teach Students Math

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, National Football League chief marketing officer Mark Waller shared how the league hopes to reach young football fans.

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