Links in Education Week: February 25, 2009

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Study: PBS Cartoon Show Boosts Early-Reading Skills

“The Effects of WordWorld Viewing on Preschool Children's Acquisition of Pre-Literacy Skills and Emergent Literature” is from the Michael Cohen Group.

Gender and Science

“Unraveling Bias from Student Evaluations of Their High School Science Teachers” is in the journal Science Education.


AYP Rules Skew Schools' Results, Study Concludes

“The Accountability Illusion” is from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

College and Career Readiness

“Closing the Expectations Gap” is from Achieve, Inc.

Teacher Pensions

“Teacher Retirement Benefits” is in the journal Education Next.

High School Graduation

“Better Late Than Never” is from the Center for Public Education.

Reducing Dropout Rates

“Grad Nation: A Guidebook to Help Communities Tackle the Dropout Crisis.” is from the America's Promise Alliance.


Private Management in Philadelphia District Found to Yield Payoff

"For-Profit and Nonprofit Management in Philadelphia Schools"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is by researchers from Harvard University and will be published in Education Next.


Scores Unaffected by Teacher-Training Route

"An Evaluation of Teachers Trained Through Different Routes to Certification"Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader is from the Mathematica Policy Research Inc..

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