ERIC Number: ED511112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May-15
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 6, Number 10
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) Budget Impasse Continues in the House of Representatives: Moderates' Push for Additional Domestic Spending Postpones Budget Vote; (2) "Success in the Middle": New Report Says that a National Policy for Middle Grades is Lacking, Outlines Specific Steps to Improve Middle School Education; (3) "Ready for College and Ready for Work": Report Finds that All High School Students Need Rigorous Curriculum, Regardless of Their Post-Graduation Plans; (4) "Meeting Five Critical Challenges of High School Reform": Report Examines Proven Methods to Turn Around Low-Performing High Schools; and (5) Troubles Boil Over in Chicago High School: Infusion of New Students Leads to Gang Warfare and Violence in the Hallways.
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Budgets, Middle Schools, Intermediate Grades, College Bound Students, College Preparation, School Readiness, Careers, High Schools, Career Development, Career Education, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, Difficulty Level, School Effectiveness, Juvenile Gangs, Violence, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests
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; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; National Assessment of Educational Progress