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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)

Inside School Research Blog

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EdTech Researcher Blog

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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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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
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
A new wave of projects explores why the benefits seen in many academic interventions aren't sustained as students move through school.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
New international studies highlight the role of embedded professional-learning programs in school improvement.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
Compelling education research speaks to hearts and political interests, not just intellects, writes AERA President Jeannie Oakes.
January 12, 2016 - Education Week
The Institute of Education Sciences has a new chief, new offices, and a new role—but its own reauthorization is still in limbo.
January 12, 2016 - Education Week

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