This page provides links to reports and resources highlighted in the Oct. 13, 2004, issue of Education Week. The headlines show the Education Week stories in which the references appear. The links in blue will take you to resource materials on other Web sites.
Momentum Builds to Confront Child Obesity
Read the report, “Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance” online from the National Academies Press.
Experts Debate High School Leadership Needs
“Profiles in Leadership: Innovative Approaches to Transforming the American High School,” is available online from the Alliance for Excellent Education.
College Access: “Indicators of Opportunity in Higher Education: Fall 2004 Status Report,” is available online from The Pell Institute. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)
Teaching & Learning
Lesson Plans on Election Are Online:
Lesley University has set up a Web site with links to lesson plans for grades 1-12 and related resources.
A Web site administered by the University of Missouri includes detailed lessons on the elections.
PBS has organized a series of activities online to help students of all ages learn about the presidential elections.
Study Highlights Funding Gaps Between States
Read the report, “Funding Gap 2004,” online from The Education Trust.
GAO: States Struggling to Meet School Law
Read “No Child Left Behind Act: Improvements Needed in Education’s Process for Tracking States’ Implementation of Key Provisions,” from the Government Accountability Office. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)
U.S. Warns Schools on Racially Separate Activities
Read the Sept. 20 letter from the Department of Education.
Study Rekindles Debate on Value of After-School Programs
“When Schools Stay Open Late: The National Evaluation of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program,” is available online from Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)
News in Brief
Research Council Urges More Balance: The report, “Advancing Scientific Education,” is available online from the National Academies Press.
Teacher-Workshop Information Available on Ed. Dept. Site: The Department of Education provides recorded sessions of the teacher workshops, which can also be found online from the Florida Education Channel.
Are Test Scores Really Rising?
Detailed statistics will be available online from PACE.