Football + math = engaged learning

By Adrienne Smith For Mastery Academics While many may think football is simply a physical game, those who play it know it to be a game of math and strategy to win. For me, there is a natural connection between football and math. I currently play wide receiver for the three-time national champion, Boston Renegades. In…

Modern States: A practical solution for reducing college costs

By Steve Klinsky, Founder and CEO of Modern States Education Alliance For Mastery Academics Access to education is fundamental to a world that respects every individual, yet college affordability is one our nation’s most rapidly growing social problems. Today there are more than 44 million people with student debt totaling over $1.3 trillion. Tuition and…

Study of elite NBA players re-affirms positive impact of playing multiple youth sports

Courtesy of  UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland Oakland, CA – A study by UCSF Benioff's Children’s Hospitals sports medicine researchers finds that among elite NBA athletes, those who participated in multiple sports in high school had fewer injuries and longer careers, on average, than players who played only basketball in their adolescence. The study, “The…

P, H, D. Easy as 1, 2, 3

By Sarah Binns Academic Stories You were probably too young to remember when you first learned to count in your native language. You probably also don’t remember when you first understood what “one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten” actually meant. Don’t worry, Stefan Buijsman doesn’t remember either (he’s remarkable in other…