Links in Education Week: July 16, 2008

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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.


Charter Advocates Urging Quality

“A Framework for Academic Quality: A Report From the National Consensus Panel on Charter School Academic Quality” is available from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

High-Stakes Spillover Seen

“Building on the Basics: The Impact of High-Stakes Testing on Student Proficiency in Low- Stakes Subjects” is available from the Manhattan Institute.

Full-Day Kindergarten

“A Developmental Perspective on Full-Day vs. Part-Day Kindergarten and Children’s Academic Trajectories Through Fifth Grade” is available from the Society for Research in Child Development.

English-Language Learners

“The Role of Schools in the English-Language-Learner Achievement Gap” is available from the Pew Hispanic Center.

Middle Schools

“WWC Intervention Report: Accelerated Middle Schools” is available from the What Works Clearinghouse.


Native American Culture

“The National Indian Education Study 2007: Part II” is available from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Small Schools

“Strategic Designs: Lessons From Leading Edge Small Urban High Schools” is available from Education Resource Strategies.

TV and Child Development

“The Effects of Background Television on the Toy Play Behavior of Very Young Children” is available from the Society for Research in Child Development.

Bureau of Indian Education

“Bureau of Indian Education Schools: Improving Interior’s Assistance Would Help Some Tribal Groups Implement Academic Accountability Systems” is available from the Government Accountability Office.


Urban Districts Found to Be Narrowing the Teacher Gap

“Narrowing the Gap in New York City Teacher Qualifications and Its Implications for Student Achievement in High-Poverty Schools” is available from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

“Leveling Up: Narrowing the Teacher Academic Capital Gap in Illinois” is available from the Illinois Education Research Council.


Ed. Dept. Issues Inaugural Guide For Evaluating Online Learning

“Evaluating Online Learning: Challenges and Strategies for Success” is available from the U.S. Department of Education.


States Struggle to Meet Achievement Standards for ELLs

“The Biennial Report to Congress on The Implementation of the Title III State Formula Grant Program” is available from the U.S. Department of Education.


Challenges Steep In Rural Settings

“Strategies for Improving Out of School Programs in Rural Communities” is available from Child Trends.


Weigh Student Gains, NBPTS Urged

“National Board Certification and Teacher Effectiveness: Evidence From a Random Assignment Experiment” is available from Project for Policy Innovation in Education.