Links in Education Week: February 10, 2010

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Early-Algebra Push Seen to Be Flawed

The analysis,Using the Right Data to Determine if High School Interventions Are Working to Prepare Students for College and Careers, is from the National Center for Educational Achievement; College Preparatory Curriculum for All: Academic Consequences of Requiring Algebra and English I for Ninth Graders in Chicago is from the University of Chicago; The Misplaced Math Student: Lost in Eighth-Grade Algebra is from the Brookings Institute


Study: More Students Are Taking STEM Courses, But Gaps Remain

“STEM Coursetaking Among High School Graduates, 1990-2005" is from the MPR Associates Inc.

Charter Schools

“Choices Without Equity” is is from the Civil Rights Project University of California, Los Angeles

School Choice

“Expanding Choice in Elementary and Secondary Education: A Report on Rethinking the Federal Role in Education” is from the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center on Education Policy

Autism Retraction

“Ileal-Lymphoid-Nodular Hyperplasia, Non-specific Colitis, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder in Children” by Andrew Wakefield was fully retracted from The Lancet

Community College

“Guiding Developmental Math Students to Campus Services: An Impact Evaluation of the Beacon Program at South Texas College” is from the MDRC

Title I

“Bitter Pill, Better Forumla” and “Spoonful of Sugar” are from the Center for American Progress

Higher Education

“Voluntary Support of Education, 2009" is from the Council for Aid to Education in New York City


State School Boards Raise Questions on Standards

A link to the “Common Core Standards Initiative” can be found here

For High-Scoring Pupils, Achievement Gaps Are Wide, Report Says

“Mind the (Other) Gap! The Growing Excellence Gap in K-12 Education” is from the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University in Bloomington


Study Finds Abstinence Program Effective

“Efficacy of a Theory-Based Abstinence-Only Intervention Over 24 Months” is from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia and the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada


Duncan’s Remarks Spark Debate in New Orleans

A link to the interview transcript can be found here

A version of this article appeared in the February 10, 2010 edition of Education Week