ERIC Number: ED511297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-5
Reference Count: 0
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 7, Number 21
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) Focus on Dropout Factories: Associated Press Article Spotlights Low-Performing High Schools, Draws Criticism from Many School Officials; (2) "The High Cost of High School Dropouts": New Alliance Brief Pegs Cost of Class of 2007 Dropouts at $329 Billion; (3) Senate Passes Education Funding Bill by "Veto-Proof" Margin: Battle with the White House Over Spending Expected in Coming Weeks; (4) "Budget Showdown 2007": New Issue Brief Examines Facts Behind Education Funding; and (5) Who's SMART?: U.S. Department of Education Releases Grant Recipient Numbers for Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grants.
Descriptors: High Schools, Dropouts, Politics of Education, Public Education, Educational Finance, Newsletters, Dropout Rate, Low Achievement, High School Students, Economic Impact, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Grants
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; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education