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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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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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Transportation costs and family schedules are among the factors that make changing school start times tough for educators.
September 23, 2015 – Education Week
School districts need to make changes to their online credit-recovery programs to focus greater attention on content mastery and evidence of learning gains.
September 23, 2015 – Education Week
The Implicit Association Test uses a person's reaction times to measure how closely two concepts are linked in a person's mind. Interested in finding out how you would score on one? Try this short online test adapted for Education Week readers.
September 16, 2015 – Education Week
It can be tough to draw a clear line between the K-12 policies a governor pushed while in office and improvements in student achievement, researchers say.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week
Districts have shifted away from screening students for lice, and experts favor policies that keep those infected in class, even as some strains of the insect are resistant to traditional treatments.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week
Discussing race openly in schools can lead to better outcomes for students of color, write Dan French and Warren Simmons.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
The latest opinions polls from PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge public sentiment on a range of heated education issues, including common-core standards, standardized testing, and school choice.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
PDK/Gallup and Education Next captured sentiment on the hot-button issues of standardized testing and the push among some parents to refuse to allow their children to take state assessments.
August 23, 2015 – Education Week
A new study by the advocacy group TNTP finds that PD activities don’t seem to factor into why some teachers get better while others don’t.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week
A group of first- and second-year school leaders assembled by the National Association of Elementary School Principals provides support and data to one another.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week

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