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This page provides links to reports and resources highlighted in this issue of Education Week. The headlines show the Education Week stories in which the references appear. The links below them will take you to resource materials on other Web sites.

PAGE 1

Bush Plan Would Heighten NCLB Focus on High School

A summary of the No Child Left Behind reauthorization plan is posted by the U.S. Department of Education.

PAGE 5

Program Expanding Teachers' Role Linked to Gains

The report, "The Effectiveness of the Teacher Advancement Program," is available from the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching.

PAGE 7

ETS Study Warns of Growing Inequality in Income, Skills

"America's Perfect Storm" is posted by the Educational Testing Service.

PAGE 12

Teachers Helped to Mine Vocational Classes for Math

Read a summary of "Building Academic Skills in Context: Testing the Value of Enhanced Math Learning in CTE," posted by the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education. The full text of the report also is available. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

PAGE 14

Report Roundup

RAND Evaluates Phila. Restructuring:
"State Takeover, School Restructuring, Private Management, and Student Achievement in Philadelphia" is available from the RAND Corp. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Small Schools:
"Rethinking High School: Inaugural Graduations at New York City’s New High Schools" is available from WestEd. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

High School Dropouts:
"The High Cost of High School Dropouts" is posted by the Alliance for Excellent Education. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Whole Language:
"Whole Language High Jinks: How to Tell When 'Scientifically Based Reading Instruction' Isn't" is posted by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Teacher Preparation:
"Increasing Accountability for Teacher Preparation Programs" is available from the Southern Regional Education Board. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Parent Involvement:
"Choosing Schools, Building Communities? The Effect of Schools of Choice on Parental Involvement" is posted by the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Teacher Retention:
"Keeping New Teachers: A First Look at the Influences of Induction in the Chicago Public Schools" is posted by the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

PAGE 21

State Chiefs Offer Their Prescription for Renewing NCLB

The Council of Chief State School Officers posts its recommendations for the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

PAGE 22

The View From Rockland

Read the report, "Rockland's Voices: Making the Case for Amending the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002," by the Rockland Education Collaborative. Posted by the Rockland County Legislature. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Vol. 26, Issue 22

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