Links in Education Week: October 15, 2008

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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.


‘Gifted’ Label Said to Miss Dynamic Nature of Talent

A new book, “The Development of Giftedness and Talent Across the Life Span” is slated for release in January by the American Psychological Association.


Action on Religious Schools Urged

“Preserving a Critical National Asset: America’s Disadvantaged Students and the Crisis in Faith-Based Urban Schools” is by the White House Domestic Policy Council.

Sexual Orientation

“The 2007 National School Climate Survey” is available from GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

Childhood Health

“America’s Health Starts With Healthy Children: How Do States Compare?” is by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Obesity Policy

“No Change in Weight-Based Teasing When School-Based Obesity Policies Are Implemented” is published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.


Efforts Undertaken to Publicize Math Panel’s Results

The Department of Education’s Doing What Works Web site has a new section centered on “Critical Foundations of Algebra.”


After-School Sessions Expanding the Reach of Summer Program

“Evaluation of the Kansas City CDF Freedom Schools Initiative” is by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.


Latest ‘Reading First’ Study Reports Limited Benefits

“Reading First Implementation Evaluation Final Report” is from the Department of Education.


Other Big Cities Pursued Goals, Strategies Similar to Chicago Project’s Plan

The records from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge are available from the Annenberg Foundation.