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The latest news about education research including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Yashelyn, 9, plays violin in the Youth Orchestra LA at the Heart of Los Angeles music program class in Los Angeles.
—Eric Grigorian for Education Week

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)

Inside School Research Blog

09/18 02:31 pm | So, What Exactly Would Change in Federal Education Research Under the Senate Bill? | Reauthorization seems unlikely to mean a major overhaul for the Institute of Education Sciences.

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01/16 08:15 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 Post. Farewell Sputnik!

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09/14 10:58 pm | Three Lessons from the History of Education Technology | How new technologies impact teacher practice, student equity, and the rhetoric of change and transformation.

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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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A study found that requiring students to participate in community service to graduate led to significant boosts in 8th grade volunteering, but actually decreased volunteering among older students.
August 20, 2013 - Education Week
The National Assessment Governing Board has adopted language that will define the new "college prepared" scores in reading and mathematics on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
August 15, 2013 | Updated: August 27, 2013 - Education Week
Wisconsin researchers are examining whether games can measure learning and build attention, empathy, and other noncognitive skills.
August 6, 2013 - Education Week
Researchers in Montgomery County, Md., have identified warning signals, such as poor grades or a high number of absences, that can flag students as early as 1st grade who are likely to drop out later.
July 29, 2013 - Education Week
Researchers are finding that everyone benefits in preschool classes where children with autism spectrum disorders and their typically developing classmates are taught to work and play together.
June 24, 2013 - Education Week
The National Council on Teacher Quality says most of the nation's teacher education programs that were reviewed are weak, but critics find fault with the project's methods.
June 18, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers and principals are becoming increasingly comfortable using online tools to hone their professional skills, according to a new survey.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions
A recent survey of district technology leaders found that budget constraints and lack of resources were the top challenges faced as they look to integrate technology into schools.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions
A new nationwide survey reveals the extent to which mobile devices have become an inextricable part of students' and families' lives.
June 11, 2013 - Digital Directions
The good news is that the U.S. graduation rate is nearing historic highs; the bad news is too many are left behind.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week

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