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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

Study Sheds Light on Qualities of Best Training for Principals

An executive summary of "Preparing School Leaders for a Changing World: Lessons From Exemplary Leadership Development Programs" is posted by the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute.

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Most Nations Seen Falling Short of NAEP 'Proficiency'

"Expressing International Educational Achievement in Terms of U.S. Performance Standards: Linking NAEP Achievement Levels to TIMSS" is posted by the American Institutes for Research. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

PAGE 7

Ban Junk Food, Sodas in Schools, Prominent Scientists Recommend

"Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth" is available from the National Academies Press.

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Benchmarks to Allow Urban School Districts to Track Business Side

"Managing for Results in America's Great City Schools" is available from the Council of the Great City Schools. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Teacher Colleges Urged to Pay Heed to Child Development

"Child and Adolescent Development Research and Teacher Education: Evidence-Based Pedagogy, Policy, and Practice" is posted by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Report Roundup

Education Demoted as California Issue:
"PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Education" is posted by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Childhood Obesity:
• An abstract of "Weekend Schoolyard Accessibility, Physical Activity, and Obesity: The Trial of Activity in Adolescent Girls Study" is available from Science Direct.

Merit Pay:
"The Promises and Pitfalls of Alternative Teacher Compensation Approaches" is posted by the Education Policy Research Unit.

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Study Looks at California Teacher Retention

"A Possible Dream: Retaining California Teachers So All Students Learn" is available from the Center for Teacher Quality at the California State University.

Vol. 26, Issue 35

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