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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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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
To read and understand complex texts, some educators say students will need a deep knowledge of grammar.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer and paper-based assessments.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
An international study finds that the U.S. has fewer low-performers in science on the PISA but not so for math or reading.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
African-American men like Chrissell Rhone make up just 2 percent of U.S. teachers and, for many of them, school can be a lonely place.
February 16, 2016 - Education Week
The Federal Trade Commission is taking a closer look at the evidence behind "brain training" products designed to boost students' attention and working memory.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week

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