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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

03/05 01:39 am | Does Improving Executive Function Cause Better Academic Achievement? | Not really, suggests a new analysis of studies, which finds that, while better working memory, attention, and control are associated with higher academic achievement, so far ...

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02/28 07:43 pm | New Research on Games and Classroom Assessment Practices | A new report on the classroom uses of games describes promising practices for games and formative assessments.

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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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Rick Hess lays out the reasoning behind his 2015 Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings; a related table highlights 12 top junior scholars.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
Large-scale and ambitious education initiatives hold no academic promises for students, writes researcher Hunter Gehlbach.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
John I. Goodlad, who died last month, is best known for writing A Place Called School, based on a landmark study of 1,000 classrooms.
December 5, 2014 - Education Week
Jay P. Greene and a team of researchers studied and measured how arts experiences boost critical thinking for students.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
New research suggests that the Tools of the Mind program produces bigger effects for kindergartners than it does for younger children.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
To be effective, systems should focus on birth through high school, say Elliot Regenstein and Rio Romero-Jurado.
November 25, 2014 - Education Week
New research suggests that word problems might be easier to grasp and more beneficial at the beginning, rather than the end, of a math lesson.
November 19, 2014 - Education Week
Many districts use needs assessments and pilot tests to set ed-tech priorities, but those efforts tend to produce little useful information for companies, the report says.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week

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