ERIC Number: ED512225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-5
Reference Count: N/A
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 7, Number 5
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) "The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education": U.S. Could Net $45 Billion Annually if One Year's Worth of High School Dropouts Were Cut in Half, According to Leading Researchers in Education and Economics; (2) "Hidden Benefits:" Alliance Calculates that the U.S. Economy Could See $74 Billion in Wealth Accumulation by Raising the High School Graduation Rate; (3) Twelfth-Grade NAEP Math and Reading Scores Finally Released: 2005 Average Reading Score is a Disappointing Six Points Lower than 1992 Score; and (4) State of the States: North Carolina Governor Urges Expansion of Early-College High Schools.
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Grade 12, Public Education, Newsletters, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Economic Impact, High School Graduates, Reading Achievement, Trend Analysis, State Government, College Preparation, Taxes, Intervention, Class Size, Teacher Salaries, Preschool Education, Small Classes, Mathematics Achievement, Dropout Prevention
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
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina