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ERIC Number: ED511115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-5
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
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.
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
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment