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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.

March 23, 2014

Arne Duncan Wants College Coaches' Pay Tied to Athletes' Academic Performance

On Sunday's edition of NBC's Meet the Press, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for college coaches' and athletic directors' pay to be tied to the academic performance of student-athletes.

March 18, 2014

Who Would Win the 2014 Men's NCAA Tournament Based on Academics?

If the 2014 NCAA men's basketball tournament was based solely on academic performance, we'd be hearing no shortage of "Rock...Chalk...Jayhawk!" chants across the country over the coming weeks.

February 25, 2014

NASA Using Sports to Teach STEM

NASA launched a new online video series on Monday aimed at using sports to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

February 04, 2014

Physically Fit Students Perform Better Academically, Study Finds

Kansas elementary and middle school students who met certain physical-fitness benchmarks were considerably more likely to exceed reading and math performance standards.

January 09, 2014

NBC Learn Launches Video Series on 'Science of the 2014 Olympics'

In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics, NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation launched a free online video series called "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games."

December 30, 2013

Looking Back on the Top K-12 Sports Stories of 2013

While the year 2013 didn't have anything as momentous as the 40th anniversary of Title IX when it came to K-12 sports, there wasn't exactly a shortage of news, either.

December 12, 2013

New App Uses Professional Basketball to Teach Math

A new app uses real data from the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) to teach students math.

October 31, 2013

NBA Star Chris Bosh Encourages Students to Learn Coding

"At this point, learning to code is simply about understanding how the world functions," Chris Bosh writes in a guest opinion piece for

October 27, 2013

Gradual Return to Academics Urged for Concussed Student-Athletes

After sustaining a concussion, a student-athlete may need to be eased back into his or her normal academic routine, suggests the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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