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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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11/24 01:24 pm | International Survey Finds U.S. Lagging in Early-Childhood Education | The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released its annual "Education at a Glance" report, an encyclopedic collection of ...

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11/19 05:49 am | The Greatest Ed Tech Generation Ever | LIVE at the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit Boston, Justin Reich calls on all educators to make this the "greatest ed tech generation ever."

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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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It can be tough to draw a clear line between the K-12 policies a governor pushed while in office and improvements in student achievement, researchers say.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Districts have shifted away from screening students for lice, and experts favor policies that keep those infected in class, even as some strains of the insect are resistant to traditional treatments.
September 4, 2015 - Education Week
Discussing race openly in schools can lead to better outcomes for students of color, write Dan French and Warren Simmons.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
The latest opinions polls from PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge public sentiment on a range of heated education issues, including common-core standards, standardized testing, and school choice.
August 23, 2015 - Education Week
PDK/Gallup and Education Next captured sentiment on the hot-button issues of standardized testing and the push among some parents to refuse to allow their children to take state assessments.
August 23, 2015 - Education Week
The National Association of Elementary School Principals assembled a group of early-career elementary and middle school leaders to provide insights on the day-to-day realities of the job. Here are some highlights.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
A new study by the advocacy group TNTP finds that PD activities don’t seem to factor into why some teachers get better while others don’t.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
A group of first- and second-year school leaders assembled by the National Association of Elementary School Principals provides support and data to one another.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
We take a look at the growing number of websites that cover education, including those focused primarily on school policy and general sites devoting resources to the education beat, online.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
Waning public support for standards and assessments signals a troubling move toward "education disarmament," writes Christopher T. Cross.
June 24, 2015 - Education Week

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