Links in Education Week: July 13, 2005

July 12, 2005 2 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.


NRC Weighs in on States’ Science Assessments


Rural Educators Share Global Woes

Reform Model Found to Spur Gains in Kansas


Studies Decry Faulty Graduation Data, Rising Dropout Rates

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Report Roundup

“Changing NCLB District Accountability Standards: Implications for Racial Equity” is posted by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.

  • Middle Schools:
    “NCLB: Middle Schools Are Increasingly Targeted for Improvement” is posted by the Center on Education Policy.
  • Public Prekindergarten:
    For more information about “Going to Scale With High-Quality Early Education,” go to RAND Corp.
  • Teacher Salaries:
    “Rankings and Estimates: Rankings of the States 2004 and Estimates of School Statistics 2005" is posted by the National Education Association.
  • Graduation Predictor:
    Read the report, “The On-Track Indicator as a Predictor of High School Graduation,” from the Consortium on Chicago School Research.
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    States’ Budgets Reflect Rising Tax Collections

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    Court Offers Mixed Rulings on Commandments Displays

    • The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the 1980 case of Stone v. Graham struck down a Kentucky law requiring public schools to post copies of the Ten Commandments in every classroom.
    • Justice O’Connor cited West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette in her opinion on the McCreary County v. American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.
    • The display of a stone tablet of the commandments that has been on the grounds of the Texas state capitol since 1961 was allowed to remain in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling for the case of Van Orden v. Perry.
    • The high court denied review of Harlan County v. ACLU of Kentucky, Adams County/Ohio Valley School Board v. Baker, and Johnson v. Baker which concerned the posting of the Ten Commandments in public school and legislative facilities.

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    Learning by At-Risk Students Tops List of Proposed Research Priorities