Links in Education Week: December 2, 2009

December 01, 2009 1 min read


Dropout Costs Priced for 50 Major U.S. Cities

“The Economic Benefits of Reducing High School Dropout Rates in America’s Fifty Largest Cities” is from the Alliance for Excellent Education

Online Learning

“Online Learning Policy and Practice Survey: A Survey of the States” was prepared by the Center for Digital Education

Charter Schools

“Equity Overlooked: Charter Schools and Civil Rights Policy” was published by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles

Community Colleges

“Bridging the Gaps to Success: Promising Practices for Promoting Transfer Among Low-Income and First-Generation Students” was conducted by the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education

Early Childhood

“The Next Step in Systems-Building: Early Childhood Advisory Councils and Federal Efforts to Promote Policy Alignment in Early Childhood” was released by the New America Foundation. “The New Mexico Pre-K Evaluation: Results From the Initial Four Years of a New State Preschool Initiative” was conducted by the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, in New Jersey

Teacher Education

“Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers” was conducted by the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy


Report Finds States on Course to Build Pupil-Data Systems

“Annual Progress Report on State Data Systems” was done by the Data Quality Campaign


Study Finds NCLB Lifted Math Scores, But Not Reading

“The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Student Achievement” is from the National Bureau of Economic Research


Test Scores for Students With Disabilities Found on Rise

“Has Progress Been Made in Raising Achievement for Students With Disabilities?” is from the Center on Education Policy

A version of this article appeared in the December 02, 2009 edition of Education Week