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April 11, 2012

Texas H.S. Football Players Spend Spare Time as 'Bully Guards'

At the start this school year, three football players at Johnson High School (Texas) were recruited by the school's counselor to help protect a freshman against a wave of constant bullying.

March 23, 2012

LeBron James, Miami Heat Show Support for Trayvon Martin

Right before 1:30 p.m. ET Friday, James tweeted out a picture of he and his teammates draped on hoodies in honor of Martin, who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot on Feb. 26.

December 02, 2011

Phillies' Ryan Howard to Donate $1.2M to Philadelphia Schools

Howard announced Thursday that his Ryan Howard Family Foundation would be donating athletic sportswear valued at $1.15 million to the school district of Philadelphia.

November 29, 2011

NBA Lockout Ends, But (Some) Charitable Efforts Will Go On

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul cancelled their "Homecoming Tour," but will still fulfill some of the related charitable work.

November 07, 2011

LeBron James Encourages Voters to Pass Ohio School Levy

LeBron James recently recorded a robocall that encouraged 30,000 voters in his hometown of Akron to pass a $5.5 million property tax that would support Akron Public Schools.

November 04, 2011

Texas School Awarded First 'Victory Grant' for Athletics

The St. Philip's School and Community Center in Dallas received a $5,000 "Victory Grant" from sporting good distributor BSN Sports on Thursday for equipment to bolster their athletic programs.

October 31, 2011

Billionaire Donates $18M to Andre Agassi's Charter School

Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian's gift marks the largest donation in the 16-year history of the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, which has raised over $150 million in total.

October 28, 2011

How to Teach Students Math With Fantasy Football

The New York Times created a lesson plan tailored for the common-core standards centered around teaching math with fantasy football.

October 14, 2011

NFL's Josh Freeman Helps Fla. Roll Out 'Financial Football'

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman helped roll out a statewide initiative in Florida earlier this week to improve students' financial literacy, in the form of an NFL-themed computer game.

September 29, 2011

EdWeek Bloggers Tackle Youth Obesity, Value of Sports

Peter DeWitt believes that sports can teach students life lessons, while Marilyn Rhames battles her own obesity problem as a teacher at a health and wellness school.

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