Links in Education Week: November 4, 2009

November 03, 2009 1 min read


Test Rigor Drops Off, Study Finds

Mapping State Proficiency Standards Onto NAEP Scales: 2005-2007 is from the National Center for Education Statistics


Data Systems Lack Privacy Safeguards

“Children’s Educational Records and Privacy” is from the Fordham Center on Law and Information Policy

The ‘STEM’ Pipeline

“Steady as She Goes? Three Generations of Students Through the Science and Engineering Pipeline” is from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University.

Student Debates

“Urban Debate and High-School Educational Outcomes for African American Males: The Case of the Chicago Debate League” was published in the Journal of Negro Education

Long-Term ELLS

“Que Pasa?: Are English Language Learning Students Remaining in English Learning Classes Too Long?” is from the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute

Prekindergarten Gains

“Pre-K Counts in Pennsylvania for Youngsters’ Early School Success: Authentic Outcomes for an Innovative Prevention and Promotion Initiative” is from the University of Pittsburgh’s Early Childhood Partnerships Program

Indian Education

“Indian Education Policies in Five Northwest Region States” is from the Institute of Education Sciences


Closing Schools in Chicago Show Little Academic Gain

“When Schools Close: Effects on Displaced Students in Chicago Public Schools” is from the University of Chicago’s Consortium of Chicago School Research


Study Urges Regional Policy Focus on Issues Facing Rural Schools

“Why Rural Matters 2009: The Realities of Rural Education Growth” is from the Rural School and Community Trust


Crisis in School Leadership Seen Brewing in California

“Leaders for California’s Schools” is from Policy Analysis for California Education


Blair, Duncan Press School-Community Link

“A Look at Community Schools” is from the Center for American Progress


A High School Takes on Literacy

A link to selected literacy resources at Buckhorn High School is available here

A version of this article appeared in the November 04, 2009 edition of Education Week