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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

12/16 12:42 pm | First Summer Learning Project Study Shows Promise for Inner-City Students in Math | The first report from the RAND Corporation's experimental evaluation of summer programs suggests urban students benefited in mathematics, but not reading or social ...

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01/16 08:05 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 ...

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12/15 10:41 am | Some Thoughts and Data from Teach to One about Recent Study | New Classrooms, the non-profit behind Teach to One: Math, offers some additional data and insights about the recent study by Teachers College professor Douglas Ready.

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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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Results of the 2013 national assessments in math and reading show more students scoring at proficient levels.
November 7, 2013 - Education Week
The Gates-supported research has sparked criticism about how the project was framed, how findings were communicated, and whether states are taking away appropriate lessons from it.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
The number of homeless students enrolled in the nation's school has continued to rise during the last three school years, according to new data from the National Center for Homeless Education
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
The federal Investing in Innovation, or i3, initiative bet heavily on the Success for All program, and an early evaluation suggests the investment is paying off.
October 30, 2013 - Education Week
A study finds that a school's poverty level is a bigger 'divider' than its location or racial makeup in predicting its students’ college success.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
The Southern Education Foundation says that nearly half of all schoolchildren now live in poverty, and it's especially pervasive in the South and the West.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
October 15, 2013 - Education Week
Schools and policymakers should resist persistent negative myths about black students, and African-Americans generally, Leslie T. Fenwick says.
October 9, 2013 - Education Week
New research suggests that teaching students to argue, question, and communicate in the lab like real scientists can deepen their understanding of scientific concepts.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
R&D is needed if new standards are going to improve learning, say educators and researchers, but making that happen could be a tricky business.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week

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