Links in Education Week: Nov. 14, 2007

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Students in Boston’s ‘Pilot’ Schools Outpacing Others:
"Strong Results, High Demand: A Four-Year Study of Boston’s Pilot High Schools"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader was published by the Center for Collaborative Education.

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‘Turnaround’ Work Needs Rethinking, New Report Says:
"The Turnaround Challenge" is posted by Mass Insight Education and Research Institute.


Web Site Offers Information on ‘21st-Century Skills’:
• Visit the Partnership for 21st Century Skills' new Web site, "Route 21."


Report Roundup

SREB Evaluates Leadership Efforts:
"Schools Need Good Leaders Now: State Progress in Creating a Learning-Centered School Leadership System" was published by the Southern Regional Education Board.

School Board Accountability:
"Accountability Lost" appeared in the winter 2008 issue of Education Next.

Sex Education:
"Emerging Answers 2007"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader was published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

Science Education:
"The Status of Science Education in Bay Area Elementary Schools" was conducted by the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

High School Dropouts:
"The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate High Schools"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is available from the Alliance for Excellent Education.

Dropout Prevention:
"Approaches to Dropout Prevention: Heeding Early Warning Signs With Appropriate Interventions"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is posted by the American Institutes for Research's National High School Center.

Teacher-Pay Policies:
"Current State Policies that Reform Teacher Pay" is available from the Center for American Progress.

School Readiness:
"Who Is Ahead and Who Is Behind? Gaps in School Readiness and Student Achievement in the Early Grades for California’s Children" and "Early Care and Education in the Golden State: Publicly Funded Programs Serving California’s Preschool-Age Children" both were published by the Rand Corp.


N.Y.C. District Issues ‘Value Added’ Grades for Schools:
• Read the progress reports on New York City schools.


No Easy Answers About NCLB’s Effect on ‘Poverty Gap’:
Standards-Based Reform and the Poverty Gap can be ordered from the Brookings Institution.


GAO Urges Better Oversight of Voucher Program in D.C.:
• Read the GAO report on the District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship ProgramRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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