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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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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 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
Issue is billed as critical to help the United States compete in a global economy, and to better prepare today's young people for jobs after graduation.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Federal research agencies show increased interest in this field, which brings researchers together with education practitioners to try out new interventions quickly in a variety of environments.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week
Superintendents voice both skepticism and optimism on the governing abilities of school boards in the second of a series of Gallup-Education Week polls.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week

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