Links in Education Week: August 12, 2009

August 11, 2009 1 min read


Study Says ‘Plateau Effect’ Not Pervasive

“Is There a Plateau Effect in Test Scores?” 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


Wellness Policies

“Local Wellness Policies: Assessing School District Strategies for Improving Children’s Health: School Years 2006-07 and 2007-08" 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)” 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


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


Research Doesn’t Offer Much Guidance on Turnarounds

“The Turnaround Challenge” is from Mass Insight

“Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools” is from the Institute for Education Sciences

“Whole-School Reform: Transforming the Nation’s Low-Performing High Schools” is from the Alliance for Excellent Education


Federal Center Aids Proven Ideas

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