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The latest news about education research including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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)

Inside School Research Blog

07/09 05:13 pm | Want More Kids to Graduate? Report Suggests Starting with Mom and Dad | A new report suggests "dual generation" anti-poverty programs could boost the achievement and prosperity of parents and children alike.

Sputnik Blog

01/16 08:15 am | Sputnik Moves to New Orbit! | If you've enjoyed reading Sputnik as much as I've enjoyed writing it, I'm sure you'll equally enjoy reading and reacting to my blog at Huffington Post. Farewell Sputnik!

EdTech Researcher Blog

07/09 07:31 pm | Intelligent Tutors, Past and Present | Responding to critique of an article about intelligent tutors that Justin Reich posted recently in the New Yorker.

Special Collection

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.

PD Sourcebook

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Brain Research / Cognitive Development
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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
A new report from Gallup Education shows just how powerful schools and teachers can be in motivating students to take an active role in the classroom.
April 9, 2014 | Updated: April 16, 2014 - Education Week
When housing programs fail to break up concentrated poverty in neighborhoods, some experts argue that school districts should step in to promote economic diversity in the classroom.
March 25, 2014 - Education Week
Average levels of school segregation by race have barely budged since the 1980s, says a forthcoming research review, but some scholars beg to differ.
March 13, 2014 - Education Week

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