Links in Education Week: February 3, 2010

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Reviewers Urge Standards Fixes

Find a draft of common core standards for english/language arts here and for math here


Study Finds Teen Pregnancies on the Rise

“U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions: National and State Trends and Trends by Race and Ethnicity” is from the Guttmacher Institute and “Diploma Attainment Among Teen Mothers” is from Child Trends

Charter Schools

“Hopes, Fears and Reality” is is from the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington, Bothell

The ‘Boys Crisis’

“The State of American Boyhood” and “No Map to Manhood” both appeared in Gender Issues


Rating Teaching

“Convergence and Contradictions in Teachers’ Perceptions of Policy Reform Ideas” is from Learning Point Associates

Data Use

“Use of Education Data at the Local Level: From Accountability to Instructional Improvement” is from the Office of Planning, Education and Policy Development

College Gender Gaps

“Gender Equity in Higher Education 2010" is from the American Council on Education


Study Probes Educator Absences

A link to “The Effect of Employment Protection on Worker Effort: Evidence From Public Schooling” can be found here

Data Group Turning to Use of Information

“States’ Actions to Leverage Data to Improve Student Success” is from the Data Quality Campaign


Report Examines Obstacles for Minority Male Students

“The Educational Crisis Facing Young Men of Color” is from the College Board


Core Knowledge to Link Curriculum to Core Standards

Find information about the Core Knowledge Foundation here and a draft of the common core standards here

A version of this article appeared in the February 03, 2010 edition of Education Week