ERIC Number: ED511295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-22
Reference Count: N/A
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 7, Number 20
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) Senate Begins Debate on Education Spending Bill: White House Threatens Presidential Veto; (2) NCLB Timetable in Question: Discussions Bog Down Over Proposal to Provide Greater Flexibility in Meeting Accountability Provisions; (3) Schools Not Preparing Students for the Global Economy?: Americans Think Students Need Broader Range of Skills than Schools are Teaching; and (4) "The Proficiency Illusion": New Report Finds Definition of Proficiency on State Tests Varies by State, Year, Subject, and Grade Level.
Descriptors: Accountability, Public Education, Newsletters, Federal Government, Educational Finance, Resource Allocation, Federal Legislation, Outcomes of Education, Job Skills, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Academic Achievement, Global Approach, Military Personnel, High School Graduates, Graduation, Dropouts
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: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001