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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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08/25 04:42 pm | A Tale of Two Education Policy Polls | In a collaborative post with J. Gordon Wright from Education Post, Justin Reich analyzes the differences between poll results from Education Next and PDK/Gallup.

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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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Drawing conclusions about what works in blended learning is difficult, because of the amorphous nature of the term, rapid changes in technology and how it is used, and other factors.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
Key studies over the past several decades have sought to draw meaningful conclusions about the federal funding stream aimed at the education of disadvantaged students.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
A program that enlists middle-of-the-pack students to tutor their struggling peers seems to boost the test scores for both groups.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
Enacting policies that support and encourage district and school-level student-engagement efforts should be a priority, says the National Association of State Boards of Education.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
At a time when school library services in many big cities are feeling squeezed, the Big Apple's declines are steeper than most, advocates say.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
In a new book, Robert Putnam, the author of Bowling Alone, contends that a growing share of low-income children are growing up without the community supports that bolstered earlier generations.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
Publishers and others are hammering a Consumer Reports-style review of math instructional materials that faulted programs for failing to align to the common core.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
A new Consumer Reports-style review of instructional materials for K-8 math has found that 17 out of 20 series fail to fully align with the Common Core State Standards.
March 4, 2015 - Education Week
Minorities and students with disabilities are disciplined at a disproportionate rate, researchers say, and there are wide variations among states and districts.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week

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