Links in Education Week: October 29, 2008

October 28, 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.


Charter Enrollment Estimated Across U.S. at 1.34 Million Pupils

A survey of charter schools is provided by The Center for Education Reform


N.Y.C. Entrance Exam Questioned

“High Stakes But Low Validity? A Case Study of Standardized Test and Admissions Into New York City Specialized High Schools” is by the Education Policy Research Unit at Arizona State University in Tempe and the Education and the Public Interest Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Online Learning Evolves

“Keeping Pace With K-12 Online Learning: A Review of State-Level Policy and Practice” is by the North American Council for Online Learning.

School Choice

“A Commitment to Quality: National Charter School Policy Forum Report” and “Creating and Sustaining Successful K-8 Magnet Schools” are by the U.S. Department of Education.


“Strengthening Schools by Strengthening Families: Community Strategies to Reverse Chronic Absenteeism in the Early Grades and Improve Supports for Children and Families” is by the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs.


Parents Show Strong Interest in School Involvement

“One Dream, Two Realities: Perspectives of Parents on America’s High Schools” is by Civic Enterprises.


Letter Clarifies Rules for Disabilities

“Dear Colleague Letter: Report Cards and Transcripts for Students with Disabilities” can be found on the U.S. Department of Education’s Web site.


U.S. Urban Students Found to Be Middling vs. Foreign Peers

“Counting on the Future: International Benchmarks in Mathematics for American School Districts” can be found on the American Institutes for Research Web site.