ERIC Number: ED511115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-5
Straight A's: Public Education Policy and Progress. Volume 6, Number 16
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) Paying Double: United States Spends Over $1.4 Billion Annually on Remedial Education for Recent High School Graduates; (2) ACT Scores on the Rise: Class of 2006 Shows Improvement, but Majority of High School Graduates Still Unprepared for Success in College; (3) President Signs Perkins Reauthorization into Law: New Law Boasts Greater Focus on College and Work Preparation; (4) Open Wide and Say "Ahh": NGA Annual Checkup Finds Some States Making Progress in Implementing Graduation Rate Reporting Agreement; and (5) "Literacy Sustains Development": International Literacy Day Draws Attention to 1 in 5 People Worldwide Who Cannot Read or Write.
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Remedial Instruction, Public Education, Educational Finance, Scores, Standardized Tests, National Standards, College Preparation, Federal Legislation, Job Skills, State Government, Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Illiteracy, Budgets
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
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment