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Links in Education Week: August 12, 2009

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Study Says 'Plateau Effect' Not Pervasive

"Is There a Plateau Effect in Test Scores?"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is from the Center on Education Policy

P.E. Injuries

"Physical Education Class Injuries Treated in Emergency Departments in the US in 1997—2007" is from the journal Pediatrics

Air Pollution and IQ

"Prenatal Airborne Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure and Child IQ at Age 5 Years" is from the journal Pediatrics

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Wellness Policies

"Local Wellness Policies: Assessing School District Strategies for Improving Children's Health: School Years 2006-07 and 2007-08"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is from Bridging the Gap

Early Achievement Gaps

"Disparities in Early Learning and Development: Lessons from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Birth Cohort (ECLS-B)"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is from Child Trends

Black-White Achievement

"Achievement Gaps: How Black and White Students in Public Schools Perform in Mathematics and Reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress" is from the National Center for Education Statistics

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Halt Urged to Paying Teachers For Earning Master's Degrees

"Separation of Degrees: State-By-State Analysis of Teacher Compensation for Master’s Degrees" is from the Center on Reinventing Public Education

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Research Doesn’t Offer Much Guidance on Turnarounds

"The Turnaround Challenge" is from Mass Insight

"Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is from the Institute for Education Sciences

"Whole-School Reform: Transforming the Nation’s Low-Performing High Schools"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is from the Alliance for Excellent Education

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Federal Center Aids Proven Ideas

The Web site for the State Implementation and Scaling-Up of Evidence-based Practices Center can be found here

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