Links in Education Week: October 21, 2009

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NAEP Scores Put Spotlight on Standards

“Mathmatics 2009: National Assessment of Educational Progress at Grades 4 and 8" is available as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress done by the National Center for Education Statistics

Incentives Alone Not Enough to Prod Teacher Effectiveness

“Teaching For A Living: How Teachers See the Profession Today” is available from Public Agenda and was released in conjunction with Learning Point Associates and Education Week


New York City’s Promotion Policy Found to Have Positive Impacts

“Ending Social Promotion Without Leaving Children Behind” is from RAND Corporation

Teacher Learning

“Teachers’ Participation in Research Programs Improves Their Students’ Achievement in Science” is from Science

Urban Education

“The State of City Leadership for Children and Families: 2009" is from the National League of Cities

High School Dropouts

“The Consequences of Dropping Out of High School: Joblessness and Jailing for High School Dropouts and the High Cost for Taxpayers” is from the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University

Ohio Charters

“Ready to Learn” is from Policy Matters Ohio

Data on Schools

“Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2007-08" is from the National Center for Education Statistics


Schools Taking Part in Campaign to Give Swine-Flu Vaccine

More information on the H1N1 flu virus is available here from a website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal government agencies


Oral-Language Skills for English-Learners Focus of Researchers

Materials from the National Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English-Language Learners conference in Austin, Texas, sponsored by CREATE, are available here


Pre-K Lessons Linked to TV Produce Gains in Literacy, Study Says

“Summative Evaluation of the Ready to Learn Initiative” is from the Center for Children & Technology


Graduation Rates Rise in Southern States, Study Finds

“Gaining Ground on High School Graduation Rates in SREB States” and “The Next Generation of School Accountability” are both available from the Southern Regional Education Board

A version of this article appeared in the October 21, 2009 edition of Education Week