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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 variety of culprits are being cited as the cause of a sudden drop in NAEP scores, but experts recommend caution.
October 30, 2015 - Education Week
Subtle, everyday biases in the nation's classrooms pose major obstacles to academic success for low-income students and students of color.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Gifted and honors classes are often dominated by white students from well-off families, but some districts are removing the barriers that keep out low-income students and students of color.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
The National Institutes of Health will dedicate $300 million over the next decade to launch the largest, most comprehensive study to date of how children’s brains develop during adolescence.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
A UNESCO report finds that while girls' participation in schooling worldwide has improved, 62 million girls are still denied their basic right to education.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
Contrary to popular narratives, today's youths are eager to serve their country and communities, insists Tufts Dean Alan D. Solomont.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
With more than 130,000 black ELLs in public schools, White House and U.S. Department of Education officials will develop tools for educators.
October 19, 2015 - Education Week
By the end of 2nd grade and into 3rd, children who enrolled in Tennessee's publicly funded program were lagging behind their peers who didn't attend preschool.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Two studies find that achievement gaps within schools account for more of the overall academic disparities among students of different races or economic backgrounds than do gaps between schools.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
The Walton Family Foundation is backing research on how to better measure noncognitive skills.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week

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