March 04, 2011 04:32 pm
Principals’ Approaches to Developing Teacher Quality: Constraints and Opportunities in Hiring, Assigning, Evaluating, and Developing Teachers byCenter for American Progress. This report finds that principals play a key role in improving teacher quality, and policymakers need to address four critical areas in helping principals boost that quality.
Research Update 5: STEM Out-of-School Time Programs for Girls from theHarvard Family Research Project at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. According to this study, out-of-school time programs that focus on getting girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math may play an important role in bolstering the number of women in traditionally male-dominated fields.
Arts education in America: What the declines mean for arts participation from the National Endowment for the Arts. This report finds that fewer American children are getting access to arts education, whether at school or elsewhere, and the decline is particularly severe for minority students.
Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being from the White House. The report provides a statistical portrait showing how women’s lives are changing in five critical areas including people, families, and income; education; employment; health; crime and violence; and women veterans.