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ERIC Number: ED506837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 9, Number 11
Alliance for Excellent Education
"Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress" is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events both in Washington, DC and around the country. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) Education Secretary Outlines Obama Education Agenda: In Appearance Before House Committee, Duncan Stresses Reform Component of Stimulus Bill, Need to Improve High Schools; (2) "A Critical Mission": SREB [Southern Regional Education Board] Report Urges States to Develop Comprehensive Adolescent Literacy Policies that Can Improve Reading and Writing in Secondary Schools; (3) "State Actions to Improve Adolescent Literacy": NASBE [National Association of State Boards of Education] Report Says that Addressing the "Pervasive" Low Level of Adolescent Literacy Will Take a Concerted Statewide Policy and School Improvement Effort; and (4) "Lost Opportunity": New Report Finds that Minority and Low-Income Students Have Only Half the Opportunity to Learn in the Nation's Public Schools as Their White Peers. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; United States