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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.

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.

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