Links in Education Week: October 28, 2009

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Duncan Shares Concerns Over Teacher Prep

A copy of U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s speech is available here


Literacy Program Found to Have Effect

“What Works Clearinghouse: Read 180" is from the federal What Works Clearinghouse

School Management Organizations

“Profiles of Nonprofit Education Management Organizations: 2008-2009" is available from the Commercialism in Education Research Unit at Arizona State University. The Education and Public Interest Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Western Michigan University College of Education also participated in the study

Latino Children

“The Health and Cognitive Growth of Latino Toddlers: At Risk or Immigrant Paradox?” was done by the University of California, Berkeley


Teacher Quality

“Teachers at Work: Improving Teacher Quality Through School Design” is from the Education Sector

Cognitive Science

“Getting It Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn” is from Scientific American

Data on Districts

“Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Local Education Agencies” is from The National Center for Education Statistics


Report Calls for Upgrade to School Meal Programs

“School Meals: Building Blocks for Healthy Children” is from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies


Study Cites Four Urban Districts for Successful Policies on ELLs

“Succeeding With English Language Learners” is from the Council of the Great City Schools


Pre-K Mainly Spared From Cuts, Study Finds

“Votes Count: Legislative Action on Pre-K Fiscal Year 2010" is from the Pre-K Now Campaign of the Pew Center on the States

A version of this article appeared in the October 28, 2009 edition of Education Week