Links in Education Week: Nov. 7, 2007

November 06, 2007 1 min read

State, Local Officials Again Find ‘Reading First’ Useful:
“Reading First: Locally Appreciated, Nationally Troubled” is posted by the Center on Education Policy.

South’s Schools Pass Milestone on Poverty:
“A New Majority: Low-Income Students in the South’s Public Schools” is published by the Southern Education Foundation.

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Infections Put Administrators to the Test:
• More detailed information about preventing staph infections is available from the Mayo Clinic, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the National Federation of State High School Associations, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Report Roundup

U.S. Math, Science Skills Exceed Broad:
“Into the Eye of the Storm: Assessing the Evidence on Science and Engineering Education, Quality, and Workforce Demand” is published by the Urban Institute.

School Readiness:
“The Family: America’s Smallest School” is posted by the Educational Testing Service.

Early-Childhood Research:
“Preschool: First Findings From the Preschool Follow-up of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort” is published by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Children and Immigration:
“Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children” is published by the National Council of La Raza.

Pre-K in Southern States:
“Ready to Start: Ensuring High-Quality Prekindergarten in SREB States” is available from Southern Regional Education Board.

First-Year Teachers:
“America’s Challenge: Effective Teachers for At-Risk Schools and Students” is posted by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality.

For-Profit Management:
“Impact of For-Profit and Non-Profit Management on Student Achievement: The Philadelphia Experiment” is available from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.


Teachers Seen as Making Difference in World’s Top Schools:
“How the World’s Best-Performing School Systems Come Out on Top” was produced by McKinsey & Co.


School Athletics on the Front Line in MRSA Prevention:
• Read the National Federation of State High School Associations’ guidelines for proper hygiene for athletic programs.

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Spellings Offers Guidance to Help Clarify Privacy Law:
• Read the Education Department’s FERPA guidance and the FBI’s study on crime in schools and colleges.