Links in Education Week: March 4, 2009

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Studies Evaluate School Wellness Policies

“Special Issue on Active-Living Policies” is in the Journal of Public Health Policy

Music and Academic Achievement

“The Impact of Music on Childhood Adolescent Achievement” is in the Social Science Quarterly

High School Graduation

“Meeting the Challenge: Promising Practices for Reducing the Dropout Rate in Massachusetts Schools and Districts” is from the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy


Reading First

“The California Reading First Year 6 Evaluation Report” is from the Educational Data Systems

Alternative Schools

“Missing the Mark: Alternative Schools in the State of Mississippi” is from the American Civil Liberties Union

Charter Schools

“Inside Urban Charter Schools: Promising Practices and Strategies in Five High-Performing Schools” is from the Harvard Graduate School of Education

After-School Programs

“After-School Programs in Public Elementary Schools” is from the National Center for Education Statistics

Effects of Mentoring

“Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Mentoring Program” is from the Institute for Education Science


What Works’ Guide Gives RTI Thumbs Up on Reading

“Assisting Students Struggling with Reading: Response to Intervention and Multi-Tier Intervention in The Primary Grades” is from the What Works Clearing House

PISA Called Inappropriate for U.S. Benchmarking

“The 2008 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning?” is from the Brown Center


Philadelphia Leader Seeks Faster Change By Closing Schools

“Imagine 2014" is from the School District of Philadelphia


Study Says Most 1st Grade Classes Not High Quality

“Profiles in Educational Quality in First Grade” is from the Elementary School Journal


Survey Shows Teacher Satisfaction Climbing Over Quarter Century

“The MetLife Survey of The American Teacher: Past Present and Future” is from MetLife


Study Gives Edge to 2 Math Programs

“Achievement Effects of Four Early Elementary School Math Curricula” is from the Institute of Education Sciences


National Standards Gain Steam

“Benchmarking for Success” is from the National Governors Association


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Communicating with families is key to helping students thrive – and that’s become even more apparent during a pandemic that’s upended student well-being and forced constant logistical changes in schools. Educators should pay particular attention
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