Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

New Documents of Interest

Academic journal article The Technology Teacher

New Documents of Interest

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There are several new reports available that are of interest to those in the field of technology education:

* American education's most influential people, organizations, and studies have been identified in a new report, Influence: A Study of the Factors Shaping Education Policy, conducted by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. The report as well as downloadable profiles of all of the "Influentials" are available at www.edweek.org/rc.

* The Center on Education Policy has prepared a new report on state accountability plans that govern testing programs under No Child Left Behind. The report is based on decision letters--that report approved changes to accountability plans--to states from the U.S. Department of Education between January 1 and December 31, 2006. The report is available on the Web at www.cep-dc.org, and is part of the Center's ongoing efforts to assess the federal, state, and local implementation of NCLB. Throughout 2007, CEP will release additional new research on the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act.

* The state and region where a child lives have a significant impact on his or her likelihood of success in life, according to a new report from the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. The report, Quality Counts 2007, ranks all 50 states to determine which are doing the best job of providing their young people with the opportunity to succeed in their academic and professional lives. The report is available at www.edweek. org/go/qc07.

* A new report from the Center for American Progress studied teacher quality and pay issues. …

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