Links in Education Week: December 10, 2008

December 09, 2008 2 min read


States Earn Poor Marks on College

“Measuring Up 2008" is by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.


Student Cheating Found to Increase

“2008 Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth” is by the Josephson Institute.

English Curriculum

“21st Century Skills and English Map” is by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Homework Loads

“Expectations and Reports of Homework for Public School Students in the First, Third, and Fifth Grades” is by the National Center for Education Statistics.


Mixed-Age Classes

“Classroom Age Composition and Developmental Change in 70 Urban Preschool Classrooms” is published in the November issue of the Journal of Educational Psychology.

Magnet Schools

“The Forgotten Choice? Rethinking Magnet Schools in a Changing Landscape” is by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Charter Diversity

“Hopes, Fears, and Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2008” is by the National Charter School Research Project, based at the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington.

Social Development

“Effects of Social Development Intervention in Childhood 15 Years Later” is published in the December issue of the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

Teacher Tenure

“Teacher Turnover, Tenure Policies, and the Distribution of Teacher Quality” is from the Center for American Progress.

Career Education

“Multiple Pathways: 21st Century High Schools That Prepare All Students for College, Career, and Civic Participation” is from the Education Policy Research Unit at Arizona State University and the Education and the Public Interest Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Charter Leadership

“Charter School Executives: Toward a New Generation of Leadership” is from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Extra Dose of 9th Grade Reading Said to Help

“The Enhanced Reading Opportunities Study: Findings from the Second Year of Implementation” is from MDRC Inc.


Out-of-Field Teaching More Common in Poor Schools

“Core Problems: Out-of-Field Teaching Persists in Key Academic Courses in High-Priority Schools” is by The Education Trust.


Study Calls for Tightly Tying School Funding to Strategic Goals

“Facing the Future: Financing Productive Schools” is from the Center on Reinventing Public Education.


Tenn. to Change Training, Licensure Rules for Principals

“Tennessee Learning Centered Leadership Policy” is available on the state of Tennessee’s Web site.


Better Data Seen as Vital to Improving Nation’s Schools

“A Byte of the Apple” is by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.