ERIC Number: ED510928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun-2
Reference Count: N/A
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 8, Number 11
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) Congress Delays Action on Budget Resolution: Will Take It Up in June, but Expects to Postpone Final Spending Decisions Until Early Next Year; (2) "Raising Graduation Rates in an Era of High Standards": New Report Focuses on Graduation and College-Readiness for All Students, Calls for Greater Attention to Low-Income Students; (3) Rethinking College Readiness in Math: Report Identifies Effective Programs for Preparing Students; (4) "Teaching in Changing Times": Survey of New Teachers Finds Most Feel Prepared for Classrooms and See Teaching as a Lifelong Profession; and (5) "Cultural Revolution Needed to Curb Dropouts": "Detroit News" Editorial Focuses on Detroit High School Students' Efforts to Curb the Dropout Rate.
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Graduation, Academic Achievement, Public Education, Newsletters, Budgets, Federal Government, Educational Finance, Academic Standards, College Preparation, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Achievement, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Persistence, Cultural Influences, High School Students, Educational Quality
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 - Location: Michigan