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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.

June 12, 2014

Citywide Summer Learning Initiatives Launched in Several Urban Areas

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

Is Parental Involvement in Homework a Bad Thing?

New research suggests that parental help with homework may be doing more academic harm than good.

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 29, 2014

Northwestern Football Players Attempt to Unionize, Much to NCAA's Dismay

On Tuesday, for the first time in the history of college sports, a group of football players from Northwestern University began the process of attempting to become unionized.

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