Links in Education Week: October 1, 2008

September 30, 2008 1 min read

This page provides links to reports and resources highlighted in this issue of Education Week. The headlines show the Education Week stories in which the references appear. The links below them will take you to resource materials on other Web sites.


Teacher Training in Reading Found to Have Mixed Effect

“The Impact of Two Professional Development Interventions on Early Reading Instruction and Achievement” is available from the American Institutes for Research.

ADHD and the Brain

“Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evidence for Abnormalities in Response Selection in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” is featured in the Journal of Cognitive Science and sponsored by the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Behavior Problems

“Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom” is available from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Reading Disabilities

“Functional MRI of Sentence Comprehension in Children with Dyslexia: Beyond Word Recognition” is published the journal Cerebral Cortex.

Arts Assessment

“An Unfinished Canvas: A Review of Large-Scale Assessment in K-12 Arts Education” is by SRI International.

Advertising in Schools

“At Sea in a Marketing-Saturated World: The Eleventh Annual Report on Schoolhouse Commercialism Trends: 2007-08" is by Arizona State University Commercialism in Education Research Unit.


Schools Likely to Miss NCLB Academic Targets

“School Performance Will Fail to Meet Legislated Benchmarks” is featured in Science.

“A Call to Restructure Restructuring: Lessons from the No Child Left Behind Act in Five States” is published by the Center on Education Policy.


Absences in Early Grades Tied to Learning Lags

“Present, Engaged, and Accounted For” is by the National Center for Children in Poverty, at Columbia University.


Panel Urges Reduced Use of College-Admission Exams”

The 56-page report is published by the Commission on the Use of Standardized Tests in Undergraduate Admission, a group of the National Association of College Admission Counseling.


Texas Move to Tighten GPA Formula Sparks Backlash

Information on the proposed GPA changes can be found by consulting the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board.