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January 07, 2014

IRA Campaign Aims to Net 4 Million Student-Reading Minutes

The International Reading Association announced this week that is again teaming up with the American Basketball Association to encourage students to increase the time they spend reading. The program, called Fast Break for Reading, provides participating students a ticket to an ABA game of their choice, as well as a certificate and eligibility for a grand prize.

April 24, 2013

Math Teacher's Lacrosse Points Seriously Add Up

Obscure but interesting factoid alert: Did you know that the highest scoring player in the history of professional indoor lacrosse is high school math teacher?

May 07, 2012

Shaq Gets Schooled in Education

Maybe this guy just holds a special place in my heart because I once ran into him in a Sally's Beauty Supply store in Phoenix (no, I have no further explanation for why he was there, and yes, he is massive!), but ... ... over the weekend, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal earned his doctoral degree in ...

September 02, 2011

Teacher to Compete on 'The Amazing Race'

A special education teacher will be among the contestants on this season's "The Amazing Race," the CBS reality show in which teams race around the world while tasked with sundry obstacles and "roadblock" competitions, according to DisabilityScoop. Jennifer Young, 26, from Stone Mountain, Ga., who wi...

January 28, 2011

Ed Week Adds Sports Blog

Former Teacher staffer Bryan Toporek just launched a new blog on Education Week about K-12 athletics, named—appropriately—Schooled in Sports. An avid sports fan himself, Bryan has already posted entries about NCAA recruiting in middle schools, phys ed requirements, and student-athlete conc...

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