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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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Questions around which instructional strategies work best for ELL students are far from settled, including how much a bilingual approach to teaching English-learners puts students at an advantage.
May 11, 2016 - Education Week
A massive new database reveals the extent of educational inequities in more than 12,000 school districts.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
The lowest-performing high school seniors are slipping in reading and math on the National Assessment of Education Progress. Why?
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
Although they find parts of their jobs immensely rewarding, many teachers feel ignored in education policy discussions and are frustrated with the constantly changing demands on them, a new survey finds.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
Digital learning tools that don't disrupt the educational status quo tend to be the most widely adopted, despite their limited impact on student learning, a study finds.
May 10, 2016 - Education Week
The recent cheating scandals that rocked schools in New York and Georgia exacted a toll on students whose scores were fudged, according to researchers.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
Contrary to what Star Trek's Mr. Spock says, research suggests that emotion is not the enemy of reason: It may be a best friend to learning.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
In this graphic, see how the number of U.S. students enrolled in special education has changed over the past 20 years.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
Tracking factors like how students feel about their safety and well-being in school has been off limits to some districts. A new tool from the U.S. Department of Education will make measuring school climate widely accessible.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
Researchers at the recent American Educational Research Association summit discussed findings on socioeconomic disparities in how K-12 technology is used, and ed-tech's potential as a tool for social justice.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week

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