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Where Super Bowl players went to school

Which school is most represented on the Super Bowl teams? Which conference?

By Valerie Strauss  | February 6, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Sports  | Tags:  big 10, colleges and super bowl, green bay packers, pitt, pittsburgh steelers, sec, super bowl, super bowl players, super bowl time  
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What football can teach school reformers

Here's a look at how a championship football team can provide a lesson in reform to a school system (and it asks whether Teach for America is the right approach).

By Valerie Strauss  | February 5, 2011; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Sports, Teachers  | Tags:  Gene Chizik, The Answer Sheet, auburn champions, auburn football, auburn university, birmingham school board, birmingham schools, cam newton, education, football, heisman trophy, professional development, schools, super bowl, teach for america, teacher development, teacher training, the answer sheet  
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Auburn football team champs on field but not in graduation rates

Auburn University’s football team won the national collegiate football championship but the Tigers aren’t exactly champs when it comes to graduation rates.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 11, 2011; 12:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Sports  | Tags:  auburn, auburn beats university of oregon, auburn national champs, auburn no. 1, bowl championship, bowl champs, football and graduation rates, national champs, ncaa  
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Schools field teams for Quidditch World Cup

Thanks to Harry Potter, Quidditch has become a hot school sport and this weekend New York City hosts the Quidditch World Cup, draing more than 750 athletes from 60 teams -- college (including Harvard, Middlebury, Yale, Duke and Oxford), high school and recreational leagues.

By Valerie Strauss  | November 12, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Sports  | Tags:  deathly hallows, golden snitch, harry potter, harry potter and the deathly hallows, harry potter movie, j.k. rowling, middlebury, new york city, quidditch, quidditch world cup  
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Willingham: What student athletes should know

Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham writes about the cognitive consequences about concussions in student athletes.

By Valerie Strauss  | November 8, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Daniel Willingham, Guest Bloggers, Sports  
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Must we link P.E. (and everything else) to test scores?

Is there nothing in education today that we do not feel the need to justify through improved standardized test scores? A new report is out about physical education in public schools. The news is not good.

By Valerie Strauss  | June 2, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Health, Sports, Standardized Tests  | Tags:  american heart association, let's move, michelle obama, michelle obama's anti-obesity campaign, obama and get Fit, obesity, obesity epidemic, physical activity and health, physical education, physical education and test scores, recommended physical education guidelines, standardized test scores  
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NFL draft: Top schools and their graduation rates , Valerie Strauss , April 23, 2010
Obama repeals Bush-era Title IX policy, Valerie Strauss , April 20, 2010
 
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