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December 16, 2012

Sports World Pays Tribute to Newtown School Shooting Victims

The professional sports world joined the rest of America in grieving over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

November 15, 2012

'Fast Break for Reading' Youth-Literacy Campaign Launched

The International Reading Association (IRA) and American Basketball Association (ABA) announced the launch of a new youth-reading initiative this week called "Fast Break for Reading."

October 15, 2012

NBA Great Named Calif. After-School STEM Ambassador

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the National Basketball Association's all-time leading scorer, will be promoting the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects over the next year as California's After-School STEM Ambassador.

September 19, 2012

Former Orlando Magic Player, Coach, Unite for School Funding

Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy, both formerly of the Orlando Magic, have reunited to raise money for local Fla. schools.

September 05, 2012

NBA's LeBron James Appears in Khan Academy Video Series

LeBron James, the National Basketball Association's reigning Most Valuable Player, is appearing in a series of STEM-related videos hosted by the Khan Academy.

August 17, 2012

Pittsburgh Steelers' LaMarr Woodley Covers District's Pay-to-Play Fees

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley is donating $60,000 to the Saginaw (Mich.) school district to cover every student-athlete's athletic participation fees for the 2012-13 school year.

August 16, 2012

Penn State to Host Child-Abuse-Prevention Conference

In the wake of a child-sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant coach, Pennsylvania State University will host a two-day conference in late October on preventing sexual abuse, the university announced Wednesday.

July 26, 2012

Golf Pro Phil Mickelson Aiming to Boost U.S. STEM Achievement

Professional golfer Phil Mickelson says that he uses science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) knowledge "every day" in his golf career.

May 23, 2012

Dick Vitale Raises Over $1.5M for Pediatric Cancer Research

From guest blogger Hannah Rose Sacks Sports analyst Dick Vitale is known for being over the top. This past weekend, Vitale took his passion to a new level. As his annual Gala, Vitale raised money for the V Foundation, a cancer research organization in memory of legendary basketball coach Jim Valva...

May 18, 2012

Boy Suspended for Shaved Head, Gets NBA Tickets in Return

Patrick Gonzalez, a 12-year-old student at Woodlake Hills (Texas) Middle School, was given an in-school suspension Wednesday for having the face of Matt Bonner, a San Antonio Spurs player, shaved into the back of his head.

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