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Report Roundup

Schools Not Up to Task of Anti-Drug Education:
“Back to School Reality Check” is available from Join Together.

Milwaukee Vouchers:
“Vouchers and Public School Performance” is published by the Economic Policy Institute.

Teacher Quality:
"The Narrowing Gap in New York City Teacher Qualifications and its Implications for Student Achievement in High-Poverty Schools" is available from the Urban Institute.

Preschool Children's Health:
“Television Viewing, Computer Use, Obesity, and Adiposity in U.S. Preschool Children” appears in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Charter Schools:
"Achievement and Behavior in Charter Schools: Drawing a More Complete Picture"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is posted by the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education.

Research-Based Guides:
“Encouraging Girls in Science” and “Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning”Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader are both available from the Institute of Education Sciences.


Push to Revamp High Schools Off Track, Scholars Say
"'Restoring Value' to the High School Diploma: The Rhetoric and Practice of Higher Standards"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is published by Arizona State University's Education Policy Research Unit.


Report Pans How States Set the Bar
"The Proficiency Illusion" is posted by the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.

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