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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

07/23 01:17 pm | What's the 'Opportunity Cost' of Doubling Down on Math? | Studies of the effects of "double dose" classes rarely take into account students' lost opportunity for electives.

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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

07/21 10:27 am | Results from the 2017 Khan Academy Study | Predicting the results from a recently awarded three-year grant to study the implementation of Khan Academy in community colleges.

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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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In this interactive map, see how the graduation rate in states and the nation have progressed over the years.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Members of historically disadvantaged minority groups make up a disproportionate share of dropouts.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
The Education Week Research Center calculated the number of nongraduates of the class of 2012 in the nation and by state.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
New technology has the potential to provide educators with feedback on how students are responding to instruction.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
The KIPP charter school network and other schools are testing student report cards designed to measure key character traits.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
A handful of researchers across the country are perfecting video games that can unobtrusively measure noncognitive skills—like persistence and 'grit'—in students.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
By gathering data on students' online behaviors in computerized education programs, researchers are getting clues on how students engage with them.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Borrowing for the first time on the federal government's new method of calculating high school graduation rates, Education Week's annual Diplomas Count report notes that 81 percent of the class of 2012 graduated on time, although gaps remain among some racial and ethnic groups.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Educators at a Los Angeles-area high school believe teaching students to "fail productively" will equip them for success in the long run.
June 2, 2014 - Education Week
Low-income children in school districts that boosted spending after court-ordered changes were more likely to graduate from high school and have other positive outcomes, according to a new study.
May 29, 2014 - Education Week

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