Links in Education Week: April 18, 2007

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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.


Policy Push Redefining High School

"Closing the Expectations Gap 2007: An Annual 50-State Progress Report on the Alignment of High School Policies With the Demands of College and Work" is available from Achieve.


Quality of Principal Mentoring Uneven, Report Says

A summary of "Getting Principal Mentoring Right: Lessons From the Field" is posted by the Wallace Foundation.


Teacher Panel Calls for Overhaul of Pay Across Profession

"Performance Pay for Teachers: Designing a System that Students Deserve" is posted by the Teacher Leaders Network. An executive summary also is available. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader


GAO Finds U.S. Agencies Can’t Keep Track of Programs Abroad

"Foreign Assistance: Enhanced Coordination and Better Methods to Assess the Results of U.S. International Basic Education Efforts Are Needed" is posted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader


Less Education Aid Sent to War Zones

"Last in Line, Last in School" is posted by Save the Children. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader


Report Roundup

Big Districts Improve Reading, Math Scores:
"Beating the Odds" is available from the Council of the Great City Schools.

Standardized Testing:
• The results of "A Survey of Teachers on No Child Left Behind" is posted by the Teachers Network. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Writing Instruction:
More information on "The 2007 Survey on Teaching Writing" is posted by the National Writing Project.


Alternative-Certification Programs Multiply

"Insights Into Alternative Certification: Initial Findings From a National Study" is available from SRI International. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader

Teachers’ Training Aids Early Skills

"Evaluation of Child Care Subsidy Strategies: Findings From Project Upgrade in Miami-Dade County" is available from the Administration for Children and Families.

Vol. 26, Issue 33

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