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Yashelyn, 9, plays violin in the Youth Orchestra LA at the Heart of Los Angeles music program class in Los Angeles.
—Eric Grigorian for Education Week

Music Training Sharpens Brain Pathways, Studies Say

Researchers have found that playing an instrument may help grow the neural connections that aid creativity, decisionmaking, and complex memory—especially when children's training starts early. (November 25, 2013)

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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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Some academics, educators, and technology vendors are pushing to minimize the distracting bells and whistles that abound in high-tech instructional materials.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
The constellation of federal agencies involved in federal education research is too disjointed and fragmented to be helpful to practitioners, Christopher Cross, Joaquin Tamayo Jr., and others associated with the Aspen Institute write.
May 1, 2014 | Updated: June 13, 2014 - Education Week
Interviews with current and former Teach For America members reveal a decided preference for school leaders whose personality traits are akin to superheroes, write professors Tina Trujillo and Janelle Scott.
April 25, 2014 - Education Week
The only motivation most students get from rewards is the motivation to get more rewards, writes teacher Steve Gardiner.
April 25, 2014 - Education Week
A new report cites inaccurate assessments of the needs of students entering the system, poor coordination between teaching and learning, and inconsistency in curricula as significant problems.
April 17, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers are examining whether language in teacher contracts could be contributing to the teacher-quality gap between schools with large and small concentrations of minority students.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
The House education committee gave unanimous backing to a measure making over the Institute of Education Sciences.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
At a national meeting of education researchers this month, scholars shared lessons learned so far from standards implementation in some states and districts.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association shared some practical strategies for teaching students that intelligence is not immutable.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
American 15-year-olds scored above average among the 44 nations taking part in a new test designed to measure creative problem-solving skills.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week

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