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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

09/18 02:31 pm | So, What Exactly Would Change in Federal Education Research Under the Senate Bill? | Reauthorization seems unlikely to mean a major overhaul for the Institute of Education Sciences.

Sputnik Blog

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

09/14 10:58 pm | Three Lessons from the History of Education Technology | How new technologies impact teacher practice, student equity, and the rhetoric of change and transformation.

Special Collection

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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New studies suggest that teaching students to be more persistent and conscientious may not be the right strategy for motivating those with a creative bent.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
Debate should be an important part of curriculum across the education spectrum, writes Paul Deards.
August 12, 2014 - Education Week
Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, according to a pilot study released by the National Center for Education Statistics.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
Three reports highlight differences in how much districts spend, what they get in return, and how government policies exacerbate disparities.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
Three innovative and durable programs offer lessons in how to build the supportive school communities that can help low-income children thrive, Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane say.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
Most states have made incremental progress in enrolling more 3- and 4-year-olds in preschool education programs, but wide racial and socioeconomic gaps remain, according to the latest Kids Count analysis by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation.
July 23, 2014 - Education Week
States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards must declare a moratorium on high-stakes science testing, Arthur Camins writes.
July 22, 2014 - Education Week
Two new surveys of school leaders found that while many students complained about the more-nutritious fare offered by schools when new federal rules rolled out, that discontent seems to have waned.
July 21, 2014 - Education Week
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
A new survey conducted by Gallup in partnership with Education Week probes the views of superintendents on the common core, teacher recruitment and evaluation, and district finances, among other topics.
July 1, 2014 - Education Week

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