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ERIC Number: ED538171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-11
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 11, Number 14
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) Kline Introduces State and Local Funding Flexibility Act: Bill Would Allow States and School Districts to Move Money Among Education Programs, Receives Criticism from Democrats; (2) To Waive Or Not To Waive: New CRS Report Finds Secretary of Education's Waiver Authority Is "Very Broad" Under NCLB, but Does Not Include Power to "Unilaterally Impose" New Requirements on Grantees; (3) Senators Introduce Secondary School Reform Act: Legislation Targets Low-Performing High Schools and the Middle Schools that Feed Into Them; (4) Civil Rights Data Collection: New Data from U.S. Department of Education Reveals Wide Disparities in Education Resources and Opportunities; and (5) "Improving Lower Secondary Schools in Norway": OECD Report Offers Lessons for All Nations to Improve Student Performance in Middle Grades.
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; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Location: Norway
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001