ERIC Number: ED538175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-13
Reference Count: N/A
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 11, Number 12
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) Waiving Goodbye to NCLB?: U.S. Education Secretary Discusses Options to Grant Relief from NCLB's Requirements In Absence of Congressional Action; (2) "Diplomas Count 2011": Report Pegs National High School Graduation Rate at 71.7 Percent, Highest Since 1980s; (3) "Helping Students Get Back on Track": New Alliance Report Offers Recovery Options for Over-age and Undercredited Students; (4) "Affirming the Goal": ACT Report Shows Common Standards in Math and Reading to Be Internationally Competitive; and (5) "Fiscal Survey of States": New Report Finds Improving State Budgets, but Looming Challenges.
Descriptors: Graduation, Public Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Racial Differences, Nontraditional Students, Educational Finance, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Competition, Academic Standards, State Standards, Budgets, Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Educational Improvement, Alignment (Education), Best Practices
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