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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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11/24 01:24 pm | International Survey Finds U.S. Lagging in Early-Childhood Education | The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released its annual "Education at a Glance" report, an encyclopedic collection of ...

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11/19 05:49 am | The Greatest Ed Tech Generation Ever | LIVE at the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit Boston, Justin Reich calls on all educators to make this the "greatest ed tech generation ever."

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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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The National Academy of Education, marking 50 years of advancing research in the field, is now expanding its strategy for ensuring that relevant findings reach educators and policymakers.
November 17, 2015 - Education Week
Response to intervention failed to improve the reading skills of students identified for initial interventions in a 13-state study.
November 6, 2015 - Education Week
Stretching limited dollars to expand educational opportunities will require some creative thinking and better sharing of lessons learned, school business officers suggested at a recent conference.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
A variety of culprits are being cited as the cause of a sudden drop in NAEP scores, but experts recommend caution.
October 30, 2015 - Education Week
Subtle, everyday biases in the nation's classrooms pose major obstacles to academic success for low-income students and students of color.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Gifted and honors classes are often dominated by white students from well-off families, but some districts are removing the barriers that keep out low-income students and students of color.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
The National Institutes of Health will dedicate $300 million over the next decade to launch the largest, most comprehensive study to date of how children’s brains develop during adolescence.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
A UNESCO report finds that while girls' participation in schooling worldwide has improved, 62 million girls are still denied their basic right to education.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
Contrary to popular narratives, today's youths are eager to serve their country and communities, insists Tufts Dean Alan D. Solomont.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week

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