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Xbox fans play games from the popular “Halo” franchise at HaloFest in Los Angeles earlier this week.
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Playing High-Action Video Games May Speed Up Learning, Studies Say

New research suggests that playing games like Halo and Call of Duty may help students react faster—but not necessarily more impulsively. (November 13, 2014)

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Quality Counts 2012
The 16th edition of Education Week's annual report looks at America's international standing in education, and lessons to be drawn from high-performing countries.

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States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
The last living co-author of the Coleman study on educational opportunity discusses the legacy of the famous report.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
A deep gulf between the educational experiences of traditionally disadvantaged student groups and their peers on a range of indicators persists in public schools, according to new federal data.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
One of the most influential and hotly debated education studies in American history turns 50 this weekend. See what's changed on five key education issues in the decades since James S. Coleman published his landmark report.
July 1, 2016 – Education Week
The landmark 1966 report "Equality of Educational Opportunity" was a mammoth undertaking, and it dramatically changed the debate on how schools, families and communities affect student learning. Here, co-author and Johns Hopkins University researcher James McPartland talks about some key findings that are still important today.
July 1, 2016 – Education Week
While teacher absenteeism rates vary widely from state to state, they aren't out of line with other professions, according to an Education Week analysis.
June 27, 2016 – Education Week
How can charter schools prioritize diversity? Three Teachers College researchers share their original findings on the value of socioeconomic integration for school communities.
June 24, 2016 – Education Week
Lauren Leigh Kelly's Hip-Hop Literature and Culture Class uses hip-hop texts as a means to develop students' media-literacy and critical-analysis skills.
June 20, 2016 – Teacher
The Education Week Tech Confidence Index examines teachers' perspectives on the present and future status of educational technology in K-12 schools.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Amid the contentious debate over transgender restroom policies, Amira Hasenbush of the Williams Institute at UCLA delves into the relevant research.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week

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