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ERIC Number: ED538501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 12, Number 18
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) Federal Update: U.S. Department of Education Receives Requests for NCLB Waivers from Seven More States; Receives Intent from Nearly 900 Applicants Under Race to the Top-District Competition; (2) "The Urgency of Now": New Schott Foundation Report Calls for "Support-Based Reform Agenda" to Increase High School Graduation Rates Among Black and Latino Males; (3) Ready (Or Not): Only 43 Percent of the Class of 2012 Met College Readiness Benchmark on SAT; (4) "State High School Exit Exams": As State Exit Exams Transition Toward College and Career Readiness, New CEP Report Raises Possibility of More Students Being Left Behind; and (5) Texas Tech Talk: Alliance President Stresses Importance of Digital Learning in Testimony Before Texas Joint Interim Committee. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Alliance for Excellent Education. 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-828-0828; Fax: 202-828-0821; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top