ERIC Number: ED538171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-11
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.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Public Education, Middle Schools, Federal Programs, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Federal Aid, State Aid, Grants, Educational Change, Secondary Education, Low Achievement, Educational Resources, Educational Opportunities
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; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Location: Norway
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001