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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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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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Researchers at the recent American Educational Research Association summit discussed findings on socioeconomic disparities in how K-12 technology is used, and ed-tech's potential as a tool for social justice.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Current ways of studying students' social-emotional skills must improve if they are to be used for accountability, experts cautioned at a recent gathering of education researchers.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Tracking factors like how students feel about their safety and well-being in school has been off limits to some districts. A new tool from the U.S. Department of Education will make measuring school climate widely accessible.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
In this graphic, see how the number of U.S. students enrolled in special education has changed over the past 20 years.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Many of the rest are just meeting minimal curriculum requirements, says a report from the Education Trust.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Contrary to public perceptions, students are not being tracked into CTE programs, concludes a study of Arkansas schools.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
The Washoe County, Nev., district is working to develop sophisticated measurements of its comprehensive program to keep students engaged and on track to graduate.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
As state leaders look ahead to ESSA implementation, the common standards offer key insight, writes Thomas J. Kane.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
A two-year experimental study of the National Writing Project shows that the program has a positive effect on teachers' instructional practices and their students' writing.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week

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