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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

04/24 10:43 am | Analysis Pokes Holes in Asian-American 'Model Minority' Stereotype | An analysis of Census data finds that Asian-Americans with the same level of education as whites generally earn less money.

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04/23 10:51 am | The Ed-Tech Startup Bonanza and Fed Policy | The EdTech start-up boom is more a result of Federal Reserve monetary policy than changing conditions in schools or learners' lives.

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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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Only Pennsylvania fully links up data between five major early-childhood programs and its own K-12 data system, a new survey finds.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
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January 14, 2014 - Education Week
Frederick M. Hess explains his methodology for creating the rankings, which rate the top 200 education scholars in the United States.
January 13, 2014 - Education Week
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
Too few educators aspire to the principalship, says Bain & Co., in a new report that lays out some strategies for fixing that problem.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
A new study goes beyond biology to explain some of the social changes that play a role in deteriorating sleep habits during students’ teenage years.
December 10, 2013 | Updated: December 11, 2013 - Education Week
Sean P. "Jack" Buckley's departure opens up a tough-to-fill hole for the Institute of Education Sciences, an agency that has had several long vacancies.
November 27, 2013 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
Federal data show wide disparities in child-care enrollment between socio-economic groups and races, the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports.
November 12, 2013 - Education Week

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