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Xbox fans play games from the popular “Halo” franchise at HaloFest in Los Angeles earlier this week.
—Matt Sayles/Invision for Microsoft/AP

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)

Inside School Research Blog

02/12 02:00 pm | AAAS Opens With Push for Teaching Team Science | Team-based science will require new skills of students that aren't always taught in typical U.S. science classes, say experts at the American Association for the ...

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01/16 08:05 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 ...

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/11 11:15 am | Research to Support Innovation in Schools | When asked to "innovate" classrooms and schools, look to these four studies as empirical evidence in support of significant, positive change.

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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 Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
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Eight researchers weigh in on how RTI can be implemented successfully.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
Idaho Education News provides a look at common assertions about the four-day schedule—and how they stack up against the facts.
December 16, 2015 - Education Week
The abbreviated school weeks are expanding in some areas, and yet no one can say with certainty what the benefits are for student achievement or district budgets, finds an in-depth examination by Idaho Education News and Idaho Public Television.
December 16, 2015 - Education Week
When students have a positive attitude about math, their brains operate more efficiently, according to researchers from Stanford University.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
A new study focuses on progress under the Obama administration's signature education- redesign program, but touches only lightly on stumbles and controversies.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
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

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