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Yashelyn, 9, plays violin in the Youth Orchestra LA at the Heart of Los Angeles music program class in Los Angeles.
—Eric Grigorian for Education Week

Music Training Sharpens Brain Pathways, Studies Say

Researchers have found that playing an instrument may help grow the neural connections that aid creativity, decisionmaking, and complex memory—especially when children's training starts early. (November 25, 2013)

Inside School Research Blog

09/29 12:47 pm | Census Tidbits: More High School Sophomores, Fewer College Freshmen | U.S. Census data shows nearly 1 million fewer high school graduates enrolled in college in 2013 than in 2011.

Sputnik Blog

01/16 08:15 am | Sputnik Moves to New Orbit! | If you've enjoyed reading Sputnik as much as I've enjoyed writing it, I'm sure you'll equally enjoy reading and reacting to my blog at Huffington Post. Farewell Sputnik!

EdTech Researcher Blog

09/25 12:13 pm | Towards a Pedagogy for Tablets: From Consumption to Curation and Creation | Tom Daccord and I have recently published a new ebook, iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption to Curation and Creation, from the newly formed EdTechTeacher Press, ...

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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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New research finds that students in schools that used deeper-learning teaching approaches had better test results and people skills than peers in other schools.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
Polling data show that teachers who are supported and respected by their schools inspire engaged, hopeful students better able to succeed in school and life, Gallup’s Brandon Busteed says.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
By systematically implementing, testing, tweaking, and expanding a new support program for novice teachers, Austin educators are aiming to apply research for an immediate impact on the classroom.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Female ed-tech leaders appear to face more limited access to top positions and higher pay than their male counterparts, concludes an analysis by Education Week and CoSN.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers are scaling up an effort to teach young urban children to embrace their own dialect—and to know when and how to switch to standard English.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers say many principals are not tapping into the data generated by new teacher-evaluation systems around the country.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
Lessons from a famous experiment asking children to wait for a treat have been misconstrued, pushing schools to try to "fix" children rather than what and how they're taught, writes Alfie Kohn.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
The absence of evidence around charter school effectiveness hasn't shaken the devotees, including within the Obama administration, argues Gerald N. Tirozzi.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Despite having relatively strong representation on school boards, women serving on those panels tend to yield to their male counterparts on policy decisions, according to a new book.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
A pair of wide-ranging polls by PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge sentiment on the common standards, testing, school funding, and other hot-button issues.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week

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