Links in Education Week: Oct. 31, 2007

October 31, 2007 1 min read

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Gains Seen in Retooled Teacher Ed.:
“Value Added Assessment of Teacher Preparation in Louisiana: 2004-2006" is posted by the Louisiana Board of Regents.


Report Roundup

Study Examines Leadership Needs:
“A Mission of the Heart: What Does It Take to Transform a School?” is published by the Wallace Foundation.

Elementary Absenteeism:
“A National Portrait of Chronic Absenteeism in the Early Grades” is available from the National Center for Children in Poverty.

Athlete Drug Testing:
“Outcomes of a Prospective Trial of Student-Athlete Drug Testing: The Student Athlete Testing Using Random Notification (SATURN) Study” appeared in the November 2007 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health.

English-Language Learners:
“English, Language Education, and America’s Future” is published by the National Association of State Boards of Education.

How NAEP Works:
“Understanding NAEP: Inside the Nation’s Education Report Card” is available from Education Sector.

Assistance for New Teachers:
“New Teacher Support Pays Off: A Return on Investment for Educators and Kids” is published by the New Teacher Center.

Home-Based ‘Digital Divide’:
“Children, Families, and Media: A Benchmark” is available from the Ready to Learn Partnership.

Commercialism in Schools:
“Adrift: Schools in a Total Marketing Environment” is posted by Arizona State University’s Commercialism in Education Research Unit.

Online Learning in Higher Ed.:
“Online Nation: Five Years of Growth in Online Learning” is available from the Sloan Consortium.


New Small Schools in N.Y.C. Post Higher Graduation Rate:
• The final report on the New Century High Schools was conducted by Policy Studies Associates Inc.


Study Finds No ‘Educational Triage’ Driven by NCLB:
“Accountability Incentives” appeared in the Oct. 31 issue of Education Next.


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

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Ed. Dept. Holds Firm on Racial-Data Rules:
“Final Guidance on Maintaining, Collecting, and Reporting Racial and Ethnic Data to the U.S. Department of Education” appeared in the Federal Register on Oct. 19.