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

Xbox fans play games from the popular “Halo” franchise at HaloFest in Los Angeles earlier this week.
—Matt Sayles/Invision for Microsoft/AP

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)

Inside School Research Blog

05/28 09:19 am | Condition of Education: Are There College 'Dropout Factories'? | Federal data highlights deep disparities in college attainment.

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05/26 04:24 pm | Four Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation | Guest writers Beth Holland and Sabba Quidwai ask how we develop cultures of innovation in an era of standards-based reform.

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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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The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
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There's no end in sight to the Institute of Education Sciences' long wait to fill top leadership vacancies and get a reauthorization.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
Higher education institutions should help spread word of their K-12 findings, Harvard's James Ryan says.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
Higher educators need to translate their research on K-12 practice into actionable information, Karen Gallagher says.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
Rick Hess lays out the reasoning behind his 2015 Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings; a related table highlights 12 top junior scholars.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
Large-scale and ambitious education initiatives hold no academic promises for students, writes researcher Hunter Gehlbach.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
John I. Goodlad, who died last month, is best known for writing A Place Called School, based on a landmark study of 1,000 classrooms.
December 5, 2014 - Education Week
Jay P. Greene and a team of researchers studied and measured how arts experiences boost critical thinking for students.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
New research suggests that the Tools of the Mind program produces bigger effects for kindergartners than it does for younger children.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
To be effective, systems should focus on birth through high school, say Elliot Regenstein and Rio Romero-Jurado.
November 25, 2014 - Education Week
New research suggests that word problems might be easier to grasp and more beneficial at the beginning, rather than the end, of a math lesson.
November 19, 2014 - Education Week

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