ERIC Number: ED507983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Perspective, December 2009
"Perspective" is a monthly e-newsletter presenting news and views from Achieve. This issue includes a feature on the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top (RTTT) competition, which gives states an unprecedented opportunity to build the tools to measure results; guide decision-making and investments; and provoke honest conversations about whether and how schools are on track for, meeting, and exceeding college and career readiness goals. This issue also reports: (1) Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen has joined former Intel Corporation Chairman Craig Barrett as the new co-chair of Achieve's Board of Directors; (2) to help state leaders build strategies for sustaining their education agendas over the long run, Achieve recently launched "Taking Root: Strategies for Sustaining the College- and Career Ready-Agenda," generously funded by the GE Foundation; (3) in late September, Achieve released the "American Diploma Project (ADP) End-of-Course Exams: 2009 Annual Report" (ED507982) containing state-by-state results on the ADP Algebra I and II End-of-Course Exams; (4) in September, Achieve hosted the fifth annual American Diploma Project (ADP) Network Leadership Team Meeting in Washington, D.C.; and (5) on November 23, President Obama launched a new campaign, Educate to Innovate, designed to improve the participation and performance of America's students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Brief news clips and descriptions of new resources are also included.
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Change Strategies, Exit Examinations, Meetings, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Academic Standards, Management Information Systems, Educational Resources, Newsletters
Achieve, Inc. 1775 Eye Street NW Suite 410, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-419-1540; Fax: 202-828-0911; Web site: http://www.achieve.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc.