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The latest news about education research including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Xbox fans play games from the popular “Halo” franchise at HaloFest in Los Angeles earlier this week.
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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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The fate of challenges to state K-12 funding formulas is far from random, often hinging on the specifics and ambiguities of each state's constitution.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The first major independent research study on the edTPA, a closely watched new licensing exam for teachers, raises questions about the test’s ties to effective teaching.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Only 43 percent of 8th graders reached proficiency on the first NAEP in technology and engineering, but girls had a slight edge over boys.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The number of teachers in the United States using games in their classrooms has doubled over the past six years, a new nationwide survey shows.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Public Montessori schools are springing up around the country, as new research raises questions about how the model will fit with states' and districts' test-focused accountability systems.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
A meta-analysis of 15 years' worth of research found 1-to-1 laptop programs had a positive impact on students' English, math, and science scores.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
A report finds that charter, virtual, and alternative schools account for a disproportionate percentage of schools with low graduation rates.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
Questions around which instructional strategies work best for English-learners are far from settled, including how much a bilingual approach to teaching puts such students at an advantage.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
Although they find parts of their jobs immensely rewarding, many teachers feel ignored in education policy discussions and are frustrated with the constantly changing demands on them, a new survey finds.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
The lowest-performing high school seniors are slipping in reading and math on the National Assessment of Education Progress. Why?
May 11, 2016 – Education Week

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