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Music Training Sharpens Brain Pathways, Studies Say

Researchers have found that playing an instrument may help grow the neural connections that aid creativity, decisionmaking, and complex memory—especially when children's training starts early. (November 25, 2013)

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May 13, 2013 - Education Week
Researchers also found a growing share of philanthropic dollars going to "challengers to the system"—mainly charter schools.
May 7, 2013 - Education Week
Universal pre-K holds benefits for middle-class children, as well as the poor, William T. Gormley Jr. writes.
May 7, 2013 - Education Week
Two federal agencies are rolling out a common set of evidence standards for federally funded work.
May 7, 2013 - Education Week
The booing of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at a recent education research meeting revealed the increasingly toxic nature of education debates, Jennifer Jennings writes.
May 6, 2013 | Updated: May 14, 2013 - Education Week
Federal officials should help create a coherent system of supports for research-based innovation in schools, Robert E. Slavin writes.
May 1, 2013 - Education Week
Education Week Commentary editors look at academic, demographic, and other trends since the landmark report was released 30 years ago.
April 23, 2013 - Education Week
Serious efficacy studies can start as high as $150,000, a price tag that keeps most smaller market players from commissioning similar studies.
April 22, 2013 - Education Week
Educators are trying to make smart decisions about what learning products they use based on limited, and sometimes questionable, research about those products.
April 22, 2013 - Education Week
While socializing virtually can make it harder for students to make deep connections with one another, new studies suggest that situations like video-chats or avatar environments can lead to more natural engagement.
April 18, 2013 - Education Week

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