Links in Education Week: Oct. 6, 2004

October 04, 2004 2 min read

This page provides links to reports and resources highlighted in the Oct. 6, 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.

Vouchers Linked to Graduation in Milwaukee

The report, “Graduation Rates for Choice and Public School Students in Milwaukee,” is available online from (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

Project Explores Community Groups’ Roles in Reform

The report, “Constituents of Change: Community Organizations and Public Education Reform,” is available online from the Institute for Education and Social Policy at New York University. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

San Diego Reforms Yield Primary, But Few Secondary Gains

Read draft papers from the “San Diego Review.”

Panel Outlines Strategy for Raising Minority Achievement

Read the report, “All Students Reaching the Top: Strategies for Closing Academic Achievement Gaps,” from the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

California Educator Joins Elite List of MaCarthur Fellows

A full list of the 2004 MacArthur Fellows is available online from The MacArthur Foundation.

Report Roundup

Two Studies Criticize Abstinence Education: “Five Years of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Education: Assessing the Impact,” and “Trends in Sexual Risk Behaviors among High School Students—United States, 1991 to 1997 and 1999 to 2003,” are both available online from Advocates for Youth.

Tutoring Services: “Accountability Left Behind: While Students and Schools Face High Stakes Testing, Tutoring Companies Get a Free Ride,” is available online from ACORN. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

Kindergarten Readiness: “Are L.A.’s Children Ready for School?,” is available online from RAND Corporation. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

Music Education: “The Sound of Silence,” is available online from the Music for All Foundation. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

Newspaper Reading: More information on the report, “Growing Lifelong Readers: A Study of the Impact of Student Involvement With Newspapers on Adult Readership,” is available online from the Newspaper Association of America.

Technology Critique: “Tech Tonic: Towards a New Literacy of Technology,” is available online from the Alliance for Childhood. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

Health Insurance: “Health Care Coverage,” is available online from the Child Trends DataBank.

U.S. Officials Detain Man Carrying School Crises Blueprints

Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities,” is available online from the U.S. Department of Education. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

Rural Schools in Need of Guidance, GAO Says

No Child Left Behind Act: Additional Assistance and Research on Effective Strategies Would Help Small Rural Districts,” is available online from the Government Accountability Office. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

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