Friday Report Round-Up
September 17, 2010 08:16 pm
Suspended Education: Urban Middle Schools in Crisis by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Middle schools across the country are suspending children with alarming frequency, particularly in some large urban school districts, where numerous schools suspend a third or more of their black male students in a given year, according to this report.
State Test Score Trends Through 2008-09, Part 1: Rising Scores on State Tests and NAEP from the Center on Education Policy. The study found that scores on state tests and NAEP have increased in most states with sufficient data. Also included with the report are profiles for the 23 states that are included in the research because they did not have breaks in their testing data for the years studied.
Reducing Student Poverty in the Classroom: School-Based Antipoverty Strategies the Federal Government Can Learn From and Act On from the Center for American Progress. According to this report, if schools serving large numbers of disadvantaged students expand their roles to include the provision of services that target poverty, then student academic outcomes would improve.
Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing Our Nation’s Human Capital by the Nation Science Board. This report provides recommendations that will help ensure a legacy of continued prosperity and a renewed aspiration towards equity and excellence in U.S. STEM education.
Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America’s Future by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. This report makes specific recommendations to better prepare America’s K-12 students in STEM subjects and also to inspire those students-including girls, minorities, and others underrepresented in STEM fields-to challenge themselves with STEM classes, engage in STEM activities outside the school classroom, and consider pursuing careers in those fields.