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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)

Inside School Research Blog

01/28 01:32 pm | Education Research Bill Passes Senate Education Committee | A long-delayed federal education research bill has started chugging again in the Senate.

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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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February 24, 2014 - Education Week
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
Frederick M. Hess explains his methodology for creating the rankings, which rate the top 200 education scholars in the United States.
January 13, 2014 - Education Week
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
Too few educators aspire to the principalship, says Bain & Co., in a new report that lays out some strategies for fixing that problem.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
A new study goes beyond biology to explain some of the social changes that play a role in deteriorating sleep habits during students’ teenage years.
December 10, 2013 | Updated: December 11, 2013 - Education Week
Sean P. "Jack" Buckley's departure opens up a tough-to-fill hole for the Institute of Education Sciences, an agency that has had several long vacancies.
November 27, 2013 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
Federal data show wide disparities in child-care enrollment between socio-economic groups and races, the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports.
November 12, 2013 - Education Week
Results of the 2013 national assessments in math and reading show more students scoring at proficient levels.
November 7, 2013 - Education Week

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