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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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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
The only motivation most students get from rewards is the motivation to get more rewards, writes teacher Steve Gardiner.
April 25, 2014 - Education Week
A new report cites inaccurate assessments of the needs of students entering the system, poor coordination between teaching and learning, and inconsistency in curricula as significant problems.
April 17, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers are examining whether language in teacher contracts could be contributing to the teacher-quality gap between schools with large and small concentrations of minority students.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
The House education committee gave unanimous backing to a measure making over the Institute of Education Sciences.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
At a national meeting of education researchers this month, scholars shared lessons learned so far from standards implementation in some states and districts.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week

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