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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)

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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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Many of the rest are just meeting minimal curriculum requirements, says a report from the Education Trust.
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
The ins and outs of the main "innovation pipeline" for promising pre-K-12 programs, which received more than $1.3 billion from the U.S. Department of Education since 2009.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
A recent poll of nearly a million U.S. students concludes that schools need to work on building supports to keep students invested in their educations, especially as they advance in grades.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
A two-year experimental study of the National Writing Project shows that the program has a positive effect on teachers' instructional practices and their students' writing.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
As state leaders look ahead to ESSA implementation, the common standards offer key insight, writes Thomas J. Kane.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
A Chicago study finds that when students who are "big fish" in their neighborhood schools move to higher-achieving ones, they may pay an academic price.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
Proposals include a soft-drink tax in Philadelphia to help boost early education and a bipartisan push for expanded pre-K in Minnesota.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
A classroom-based laboratory at Washington State University allows researchers to study what goes on in the brain and the body when students are learning alongside their peers.
March 8, 2016 - Education Week
Check out the array of lab equipment, ranging from body sensors to functional near-infrared spectroscopy, being used to record brain and body activity as students work on learning tasks.
March 8, 2016 - Education Week
New research offers clues on deaf children's language development and on other cognitive disorders, such as autism, in both hearing and nonhearing children.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week

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