Links in Education Week: June 20, 2007

June 20, 2007 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.


Teachers Say NCLB Has Changed Classroom Practice

“Standards-Based Accountability Under No Child Left Behind” is available from the RAND Corp.


Job Skills of the Future in Researchers’ Crystal Ball

Read all of the commissioned papers for the National Academies’ workshop on research related to future skill demands, including “Projecting the Impact of Computers on Work in 2030,” by Stuart W. Elliott.


Report Roundup

After-School Efforts Studied for Quality:
“Quality Time After School: What Instructors Can Do to Enhance Learning” is available from Public/Private Ventures.

Charter Schools:
“Evaluating the Impact of Charter Schools on Student Achievement: A Longitudinal Look at the Great Lakes States” is posted by the Education Policy Research Unit at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Financing College:
“Balancing Acts: How High School Counselors View Risks and Opportunities of Student Loans” is available from the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Literacy Instruction:
“Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas: Getting to the Core of Middle and High School Improvement” is posted by the Alliance for Excellent Education.


Proof of Positive Effect Found for Only a Few Character Programs

The U.S. Department of Education’s character education report is posted by the What Works Clearinghouse.

“What Works in Character Education” is available from the Character Education Partnership.


To Know NCLB Is to Like It, ETS Poll Finds

“Standards, Accountability, and Flexibility: Americans Speak on No Child Left Behind Reauthorization” is posted by the Educational Testing Service.

High Court Upholds Wash. State Law on Union Fees

Read the decision in Davenport v. Washington Education Association (Case No. 05–1589), posted by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Panel: ‘Persistently Dangerous’ Tag for Schools Needs to Be Reworked

Read “Enhancing Achievement and Proficiency Through Safe and Drug-Free Schools,” posted by the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee. (Microsoft Word required.)

“Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech Tragedy” is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Emergency Management: Most School Districts Have Developed Emergency Management Plans, but Would Benefit From Additional Federal Guidance” is available from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.