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Xbox fans play games from the popular “Halo” franchise at HaloFest in Los Angeles earlier this week.
—Matt Sayles/Invision for Microsoft/AP

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

03/05 03:36 pm | When It Comes to Gender Gaps, Attitudes Trump Performance, Study Finds | By guest blogger Jacob Bell While education systems in the United States and abroad have narrowed performance gaps between boys and girls in recent years, gender bias among ...

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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 ...

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/28 07:43 pm | New Research on Games and Classroom Assessment Practices | A new report on the classroom uses of games describes promising practices for games and formative assessments.

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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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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
Researchers at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association shared some practical strategies for teaching students that intelligence is not immutable.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
American 15-year-olds scored above average among the 44 nations taking part in a new test designed to measure creative problem-solving skills.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
A new report from Gallup Education shows just how powerful schools and teachers can be in motivating students to take an active role in the classroom.
April 9, 2014 | Updated: April 16, 2014 - Education Week
When housing programs fail to break up concentrated poverty in neighborhoods, some experts argue that school districts should step in to promote economic diversity in the classroom.
March 25, 2014 - Education Week

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