Links in Education Week: March 31, 2010

March 30, 2010 2 min read


Schools Get D’s on Spurring STEM Diversity

“Bayer Facts of Science Education XIV: Female and Minority Chemists and Chemical Engineers Speak About Diversity and Underrepresentation in STEM” is sponsored by Bayer Corp.

STEM Careers

“Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics” is from the American Association of University Women

Teachers and the Economic Stimulus

“K-12 Job Trends Amidst Stimulus Funds: Early Findings” is from the University of Washington’s Center on Reinventing Public Education


Teacher Expectations

“MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Collaborating for Student Success” is from MetLife Inc.

Video Games and Learning

“Effects of Video-Game Ownership on Young Boys’ Academic and Behavioral Functioning: A Randomized, Controlled Study” is published in Psychological Science

Latino Graduation Rates

“Rising to the Challenge: Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority” is from American Enterprise Institute


Little Progress Seen in Student Results on Reading NAEP

“Reading 2009: National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4 And 8" is from the National Assessment of Educational Progress


Stagnating Math Scores on NAEP Were to Be Expected, Study Says

“The 2009 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning?” is from Brooking’s Brown Center on Education


Boys Trail Girls in Reading Across States

“State Test Score Trends Through 2007-08, Part 5: Are There Differences in Achievement Between Boys and Girls?” is from the Center on Education Policy

Study: Top High School Choices Elude Phila. Students

“Transition to High School: School ‘Choice’ and Freshman Year in Philadelphia” is from Reasearch for Action


Added H.S. Science Courses Said to Yield Mixed Effect in Chicago

“Passing Through Science: The Effects of Raising Graduation Requirements in Science on Course-Taking and Academic Achievement in Chicago” is from the Consortium on Chicago School Research


National Broadband Plan Emphasizes E-Learning, Revisions to the E-Rates

“National Broadband Plan” is from the Federal Communications Commission


Teacher Polls Look to Sway Policymakers

“MetLife Survey of the American Teacher” is from MetLife, Inc.

“Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on America’s Schools” is from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations

“Retaining Teacher Talent” is from Public Agenda and Learning Point Associates

“Teaching and Learning Conditions Survey” is from the Center for Teacher Quality and the New Teacher Center

A version of this article appeared in the March 31, 2010 edition of Education Week