ERIC Number: ED512224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-14
Reference Count: 0
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 7, Number 10
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) Striving Readers Act Introduced in the House: Act Mirrors Legislation Introduced in the Senate in March; (2) "Understanding High School Graduation Rates:" Alliance Analysis Highlights Discrepancies Between State-Reported Rates and Independent Estimates; (3) "Making Writing Instruction a Priority in America's Middle and High Schools:" New Alliance Policy Brief Highlights Students' Writing Deficiencies, Offers Recommendations to Policymakers; and (4) National Summit on America's Silent Epidemic: TIME Magazine, MTV, Gates Foundation, and Others Join Forces to Spotlight High Dropout Rates.
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Public Education, Newsletters, Federal Legislation, Reading Achievement, High School Graduates, Writing Instruction, Middle Schools, Writing Skills, Reading Programs, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Economic Impact, Information Technology, Planning, Computer Uses in Education
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; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education