Links in Education Week: June 17, 2009

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Researchers Mull STEM Gender Gap

“Gender Differences in the College and Career Aspirations of High School Valedictorians” is from the Journal of Advanced Academics

“Women’s Underrepresentation in Science: Sociocultural and Biological Considerations” is from the journal Psychological Bulletin

An abstract of “Gender, Culture, and Mathematics Performance” is available from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Survey Finds More High School Students Giving Up ‘Dream Schools’

“Effects of the Economy on the Admission Process, 2008-09" is from the National Association for College Admission Counseling

Video Games

“Pathological Video Game Use Among Youth 8 to 18: A National Study” is from the journal Psychological Science

After-School Programs

“Uncertain Times 2009: Recession Imperiling Afterschool Programs and the Children They Serve” is from the Afterschool Alliance

School Choice

Peabody Journal of Education: Special Issue on Informing the Future of School Choice Policy” is from the Peabody Journal of Education

Effort, Engagement, and Student Learning

“An Evolutionarily Informed Education Science” is from the journal Educational Psychologist


NAEP Finds Schools’ Offerings in Arts Hold Steady

“The Nation’s Report Card: Arts 2008" is from the National Center for Education Statistics


‘Response to Intervention’ in Math Seen as Challenging

“Assisting Students Struggling With Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RTI) for Elementary and Middle Schools” is from the What Works Clearinghouse


Study Puts Results of International Tests on Common Metric

“The Second Derivative: International Benchmarks in Mathematics for U.S. States and School Districts” is from the American Institutes for Research