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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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The National Association of Elementary School Principals assembled a group of early-career elementary and middle school leaders to provide insights on the day-to-day realities of the job. Here are some highlights.
August 19, 2015 – Education Week
We take a look at the growing number of websites that cover education, including those focused primarily on school policy and general sites devoting resources to the education beat, online.
August 3, 2015 – Education Week
Waning public support for standards and assessments signals a troubling move toward "education disarmament," writes Christopher T. Cross.
June 24, 2015 – Education Week
Resistance to mandated tests, especially from parents of children with special needs, is reaching a breaking point in many districts, writes Rebecca Page Johnson.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
While the specialty schools do boost diversity, students outside their local neighborhoods are not flocking to them as expected, say researchers who studied 21 nonselective magnets.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
Starting in 2017, students who take the national assessment will be asked to answer background questions on the noncognitive factors that affect their social and academic success.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
Even within the STEM disciplines, students struggle to apply math concepts in other subjects, according to researchers.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
See how summer employment trends for youth ages 16 to 24 have changed over time and vary among the nation's largest cities.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
Two pioneering researchers in the field raised concerns about unreliable results from methods used to grade students’ noncognitive skills.
May 20, 2015 – Education Week
New analyses of a 1990s anti-poverty initiative find positive long-term outcomes from children's moves to higher-income areas.
May 20, 2015 – Education Week

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