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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.
—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)

Inside School Research Blog

09/03 07:14 pm | Darling-Hammond Launches New Research Think Tank | Education heavy-hitter Linda Darling-Hammond will be president and chief executive officer of the newly launched Learning Policy Institute.

Sputnik Blog

01/16 08:05 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 ...

EdTech Researcher Blog

09/01 04:41 pm | Backchannels and Brain Research: Help or Hindrance? | Backchannels offer students an opportunity to engage in digital conversation; however, do they support learning or serve as a digital distraction?

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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 Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
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While the specialty schools do boost diversity, students outside their local neighborhoods are not flocking to them as expected, say researchers who studied 21 nonselective magnets.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Resistance to mandated tests, especially from parents of children with special needs, is reaching a breaking point in many districts, writes Rebecca Page Johnson.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Starting in 2017, students who take the national assessment will be asked to answer background questions on the noncognitive factors that affect their social and academic success.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
See how summer employment trends for youth ages 16 to 24 have changed over time and vary among the nation's largest cities.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
Even within the STEM disciplines, students struggle to apply math concepts in other subjects, according to researchers.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
New analyses of a 1990s anti-poverty initiative find positive long-term outcomes from children's moves to higher-income areas.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
Two pioneering researchers in the field raised concerns about unreliable results from methods used to grade students’ noncognitive skills.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
New research calls into question the widespread practice of retaining students in 3rd grade based on their reading proficiency.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
They are examining how emerging technologies facilitate new types of hands-on learning, and how technology can provide a window into students’ thinking.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
A seminal study on the early word gap between the children of high school dropouts and those of college graduates has led to more nuanced findings about language development.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week

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