ERIC Number: ED510817
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May-9
Reference Count: N/A
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 5, Number 9
Amos, Jason, Ed.
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) Americans Speak on Education: Public Credits Education System for U.S. Success in the World, but Worries About Future Unless Changes are Made in High Schools; (2) Pathways for All Students to Succeed: New Senate Legislation Seeks to Raise Graduation Rates and Improve High Schools; (3) Congress Passes Fiscal 2006 Budget: $5.4 Billion Education Amendment Dropped in House-Senate Conference Negotiations; (4) Studying the Past to Impact Today: RAND Examines Narrowing of the Achievement Gap from 1972 to 1992, Makes Recommendations for Today; (5) Is Ignorance Bliss? New Survey Finds a Public Largely Unaware of the High School Dropout Problem and Its Effect on the Economy; and (6) A Call to Action: High School Alliance Issues Six-Point Framework for Transforming High Schools.
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Credits, Public Education, Newsletters, Public Opinion, Educational Change, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Budgets, Federal Aid, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Dropout Rate, Economic Impact, Change Strategies, Educational Quality, Educational Legislation, College Preparation
Alliance for Excellent Education. 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-828-0828; Fax: 202-828-0821; Web site: http://www.all4ed.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001