Links in Education Week: March 8, 2006

March 06, 2006 1 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.


H.S. Dropouts Say Lack of Motivation Top Reason to Quit


NSF Educator-Training Effort Seen as Helpful


Success Strategies for Middle School Leaders Outlined


Report Roundup

  • Reading and Math:
    “Primary Progress, Secondary Challenge: A State-by-State Look at Student Achievement Patterns” is posted by The Education Trust.
  • Dropout Costs:
    “High School Dropouts Cost the U.S. Billions in Lost Wages and Taxes” is available from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
  • Dropout Recovery:
    “Whatever It Takes: How Twelve Communities Are Reconnecting Out-of-School Youth” is available from the American Youth Policy Forum.
  • Television and Achievement:
    Read “Does Television Rot Your Brain? New Evidence From the Coleman Study,” posted by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Transition to College:
    “Thomson Learning Survey on College Success” is available from Thomson Corp.