Links in Education Week: August 27, 2008

August 26, 2008 1 min read

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.


Teacher ‘Residencies’ Examined

“Creating and Sustaining Urban Teacher Residencies: A New Way to Recruit, Prepare, and Retain Effective Teachers in High-Needs Districts” is available from the Center for Teaching Quality and the Aspen Institute.

Science in Plain English

“Teaching Science as a Language: A ‘Content-First’ Approach to Science Teaching” is pubilshed in the Journal of Reasearch in Science Teaching.

Delaying Kindergarten

“Kindergarten Entrance Age and Children’s Achievement: Impacts of State Policies, Family Background, and Peers” will appear in the Journal of Human Resources.

Corporal Punishment

“A Violent Education: Corporal Punishment of Children in U.S. Public Schools” is sponsored by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union.


Mapping Analysis Finds Interdistrict-Choice Options to be Limited

“Plotting School Choice: The Challenges of Crossing District Lines” is available from Education Sector.


Returning Dropouts Said to Face Too Tough a Road to Graduation

“Re-enrollment of High School Dropouts in a Large, Urban School District” is available from WestEd.

Studies of Popular Reading Texts Don’t Meet Reviewers’ Rigor Test

Reviews of Open Court Reading and Reading Mastery are available from the What Works Clearinghouse.


Cleveland Schools Faulted on Climate

“Cleveland Metropolitan School District Human Ware Audit” is available from the American Institutes for Research.