US Department of Education acknowledges potential for games in schools

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The US Department of Education has said that video games can play a significant role in teaching everyone from young children to students, and is hosting an event to further discuss these ideas with developers.

The Games for Learning Summit will be held in New York later this month, where the Department hopes to bring together educational experts, students and teachers with games developers and publishers, according toPolygon.

The Department estimates that students play an average of 10,000 hours of video games between starting and finishing secondary school – about the same time they are spending in the class room – and is keen to take advantage of this.

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