ERIC Number: ED507986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Perspective, October 2009
"Perspective" is a monthly e-newsletter presenting news and views from Achieve. This issue contains a report on the highlights of the fifth annual American Diploma Project (ADP) Network Leadership Team Meeting in Washington, D.C. Achieve's most well attended annual meeting, but also its most successful to date. While a variety of topics were discussed, there were three major areas of focus throughout the meeting: the Common State Standards Initiative, the Race to the Top Fund competition, and how to deliver and sustain the college- and career-ready agenda. This issue of "Perspective" also reports that: (1) Achieve recently released a series of "Race to the Top: Accelerating College and Career Readiness" guides to help state leaders take advantage of the exceptional opportunity to advance dramatic reforms to their P-20 education systems through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Race to the Top (RTTT) competition; (2) this past spring marked the second year of administration for the ADP Algebra II End-of-Course exam, which was administered to over 102,000 students across 13 states; (3) 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; (4) Achieve is planning to add a number of new resources to the Postsecondary Connection Web site this fall; and (5) in 2009, the P-20 Partnerships for Education launched Step Up Hawaii, a multiyear community awareness and action campaign tied directly to the new Step Up Diploma. Brief sections non news clips and new resources are included.
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Change Strategies, Educational Change, Newsletters, Career Development, College Preparation, Federal Legislation, Competition, Algebra, State Standards, Postsecondary Education, Partnerships in Education, Community Action, Financial Support, Educational Quality, Student Evaluation, School Readiness, Mathematics Achievement, Literacy, Reading Skills, Competence
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii