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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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In a large-scale survey, youths who left school before graduating reported that adverse events in their lives combined to push them off the academic track.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
A pair of researchers have published a controversial book reigniting the long-running debate over academic achievement in public vs. private schools.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Performance on the national exams has stagnated since 2009, including among racial and ethnic groups, prompting renewed concerns about the persistence of achievement gaps.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
In the 2011-12 school year, more than 1,200 local educational agencies—including school districts and charter schools—in every state except Hawaii and Nevada, reported to the U.S. Department of Education that they were under a federal desegregation plan that was either ordered by a court or entered into with the Office for Civil Rights under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
The annual "State of Preschool Yearbook" says the enrollment decline wasn't enough to affect the overall percentage of children served in publicly funded programs.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Although the debate over teacher-evaluation systems is dominated by the use of test scores, a new Brookings Institution analysis finds flaws with the observation component.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
As a number of states begin evaluating teachers' effectiveness based on changes in their students' test scores, academic research is raising more questions about such "value-added" models.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Some academics, educators, and technology vendors are pushing to minimize the distracting bells and whistles that abound in high-tech instructional materials.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
The constellation of federal agencies involved in federal education research is too disjointed and fragmented to be helpful to practitioners, Christopher Cross, Joaquin Tamayo Jr., and others associated with the Aspen Institute write.
May 1, 2014 | Updated: June 13, 2014 - Education Week
Interviews with current and former Teach For America members reveal a decided preference for school leaders whose personality traits are akin to superheroes, write professors Tina Trujillo and Janelle Scott.
April 25, 2014 - Education Week

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