Links in Education Week: March 17, 2010

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School Transformation Efforts Accelerate

“Right-Sizing the Kansas City, Missouri School District”

“Cleveland Metropolitan School District Transformation Plan”

“Taking Ownership: Our Pledge to Educate all of Detroit’s Children” is from Excellent Schools Detroit

Proposed Standards Go Public

The draft K-12 common standards are from the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers

NAEP Board Curbs Exclusion of Test-Takers

Find more information from the National Assessment Governing Board here


Scientists Get Hooked on Science Early On, a Study Says

“Eyeballs in the Fridge: Sources of Early Interest in Science” is published in the International Journal of Science Education

Power of Suggestion

“A Versus F: The Effects of Implicit Letter Priming on Cognitive Performance” is from the British Journal of Educational Psychology

Teacher Evaluation

“Supporting Effective Teaching Through Teacher Evaluation” is from the Center for American Progress

Youth Programs

“Building a Learning Agenda Around Disconnected Youth” is from MDRC

Preschool Teachers

“A Matter of Degrees: Preparing Teachers for the Pre-K Classroom” is from PreK Now

Dropout Prevention

“Raising Their Voices: Engaging Students, Teachers, and Parents to Help End the High School Dropout Epidemic” is from Civic Enterprises


U.S. Urged to Tackle Health Issues Fueling Achievement Gaps

“Healthier Students Are Better Learners” is from the Teachers College, Columbia University

A version of this article appeared in the March 17, 2010 edition of Education Week