Links in Education Week: September 30, 2009

September 29, 2009 1 min read


New Standards Draft Offers More Details

The latest draft of proposed common academic standards can be found here

N.Y.C. Study Finds Gains for Charters

“How New York City’s Charter Schools Affect Achievement” can be found here


Policymakers Find Little Value in Studies

“Toward a Research Agenda for Understainding and Improving the Use of Research Evidence” is from the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory

High School Counselors

“Effects of the Economy on the Admissions Process, 2008-09" is from the National Association for College Admission Counseling

Response to Intervention for ELLs

“Response to Intervention and English Learners” is from the Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English-Language Learners


College Readiness

“Are New York City’s Public Schools Preparing Students for Success in College?” is from the Annenberg Institute

Dropout Rates

“High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2007" is from the National Center for Education Statistics

Social Networking

“A Survey of K-12 Educators on Social Networking and Content-Sharing Tools” can be found here


Easier Aid Form Linked to Higher College-Going Rates

“The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment” can be found here


GAO Calls Four States ‘High Risk’ on Stimulus

“Funds Continue to Provide Fiscal Relief to States and Localities, While Accountability and Reporting Challenges Need to Be Fully Addressed” can be found here

A version of this article appeared in the September 23, 2009 edition of Education Week