Links in Education Week: April 21, 2010

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Intensive Teacher Training in Math Fails to Lift Exam Scores, Study Says

The “Middle School Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study,” and “Impact of Two Professional Development Interventions on Early Reading Instruction and Achievement” are from the Institute of Education Sciences

Rules Urge New Style of Testing

Race to the Top final regulations and overview


Scholars Call for Examining School Violence in a New Context

“New Perspectives on School Safety and Violence Prevention” is from Educational Researcher

Assessment Costs

“The Cost of New Higher Quality Assessments: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Potential Costs for Future State Assessments” is from the Assessment Solutions Group

Schools’ Time Use

“Lost Opportunities: District Trends Reveal Unproductive Use of Student Time and Individual Attention” is from Education Resource Strategies

Reading and Writing

“Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading” is from the Carnegie Corporation of New York

Teacher Pensions

“Underfunded Teacher Pension Plans: It’s Worse Than You Think” is from the Manhattan Institute

Online Assessment

“An Open Source Platform for Internet-Based Assessment” is from Grunwald Associates

Foster Children

“Midwest Evaluation of the Adult Functioning of Former Foster Youth: Outcomes at Ages 23 and 24" is from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago and Partners for Our Children at the University of Washington in Seattle


Bilingual Education, Immersion Found to Work Equally Well

“Reading and Language Outcomes of a Five-Year Randomized Evaluation of Transitional Bilingual Education” is from the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

“Bilingual Education and English Proficiency “ is from the University of Kentucky in Lexington’s Center for Poverty Research


Aspiring U.S. Teachers Rank in Middle on Global Math Test

“Breaking the Cycle: An International Comparison of U.S. Mathematics Teacher Preparation” is part of the United States Teacher Education Study of Mathematics by Michigan State University, in East Lansing


Union Plan for Revising ESEA Differs From Obama Blueprint

Recommendations for ESEA reauthorization from the National Education Association


Rewards for Students Spawn Mixed Results, Four-City Study Finds

“Financial Incentives and Student Achievement: Evidence from Randomized Trials” is from the National Bureau of Economic Research


ELLs Raise Proficiency Rates in Reading, Math, Study Finds

“Has Progress Been Made in Raising Achievement for English Language Learners?” is from the Center on Education Policy

A version of this article appeared in the April 21, 2010 edition of Education Week