Links in Education Week: April 11, 2007

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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.


Governors Enter Fray Over NCLB

Read the state groups’ NCLB recommendations, posted by the National Governors Association.

Major Study on Software Stirs Debate

“Effectiveness of Reading and Mathematics Software Products” is available from Mathematica Policy Research Inc.


Caution in Use of College-Entry Tests Urged

The report, “Aligned Expectations? A Closer Look at College Admissions and Placement Tests,” is available from Achieve.


Long After Katrina, Children Show Symptoms of Psychological Distress

“Katrina’s Children: Social Policy Considerations for Children in Disasters” is posted by the Society for Research in Child Development.


Scholars Suggest Policies to Bolster Teacher Quality

“Excellence in the Classroom” is posted by the journal The Future of the Children.


Report Roundup

Adult Literacy Linked to Parent Involvement:
“Literacy in Everyday Life: Results From the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy” is posted by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Early-Childhood Education:
“Million Dollar Babies: Why Infants Can’t be Hardwired for Success” is available from Education Sector.

Educational Technology:
“State Strategies and Practices for Educational Technology: Volume I—Examining the Enhancing Education Through Technology Program” is posted by the U.S. Department of Education.

Service Learning:
• An abstract of “High School Community Service as a Predictor of Adult Voting and Volunteering” is posted by the American Educational Research Journal.

Workforce Readiness:
• A summary of the “2006 Speak Up” survey is available from Project Tomorrow.

College Concerns:
• The “College Hopes and Worries” survey is available from The Princeton Review.


Final Rules Offer Greater Testing Flexibility

Federal regulations on assessments for students with disabilities are posted by the U.S. Department of Education. (Requires Microsoft Word)