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.
All Blog Posts With academics Tag or Category
March 17, 2015
January 14, 2015
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
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
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
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.
June 12, 2014
Five cities, including Dallas, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, are launching citywide initiatives this summer aimed at providing more young people with opportunities to learn after the school year ends.
March 27, 2014
New research suggests that parental help with homework may be doing more academic harm than good.
March 23, 2014
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
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 launched a new online video series on Monday aimed at using sports to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.