ERIC Number: EJ1008190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr-17
Reference Count: 0
High School Redesign Gets Presidential Lift
Adams, Caralee J.
Education Week, v32 n28 p1, 14-15 Apr 2013
President Barack Obama applauded high school redesign efforts in his State of the Union address and encouraged districts to look to successful models for inspiration. Last week, he followed up with a request in his fiscal 2014 budget proposal for a new, $300 million competitive-grant program. Recognition is widespread that high schools need to change to engage students and prepare them for the workforce of the future. The president's fiscal 2014 budget request aims through the competitive grant to help high schools better prepare students for postsecondary education and the workplace and to focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The grants are envisioned as partnerships between districts and nonprofit groups, higher education, or business. Districts that serve high-poverty students and rural school systems would be given priority.
Descriptors: High Schools, Incentive Grants, Program Budgeting, Federal Aid, Developmental Studies Programs, School Restructuring, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Program Proposals, STEM Education, Barriers, Post High School Guidance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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