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Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2010
Each edition of the IDRA Newsletter strives to provide many different perspectives on the issues in education topics discussed and to define its significance in the state and national dialogue. This issue focuses on governance efficacy and includes: (1) Tyranny of Old Ideas About School Board Responsibilities (Abelardo Villarreal and Rosana G.…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Newsletters, Governance, Board of Education Role
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
"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. This edition contains the following features: (1) Obama Signs "Largest Investment in Education in the Nation's History": Economic Recovery Legislation Includes Nearly $100 Billion…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Politics of Education, Public Education, Educational Quality
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2008
"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) Something in Common: Under New Regulations, States Must Adopt Uniform Calculation for High School Graduation Rates by…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Public Education, Newsletters
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2007
"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) From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate: Members of Congress and Staff Vow that High Schools Will Be…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Reading Tests, Academic Achievement
Forum for Youth Investment, 2006
Much has been written lately that asks the question--are young people across this country ready for college? The Forum for Youth Investment, Connect for Kids, Voices for America's Children and many state Kids Count organizations have developed this series for state advocates to share the vision, messages and state policies being proposed to…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Income, School Readiness
Edwards, Virginia B., Ed. – Education Week, 2006
"Education Week" provides a weekly review of state and federal K-12 education policy news. In this issue it offers detailed data on graduation rates across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and in the nation's 50 largest school districts. The analysis is based on the Cumulative Promotion Index developed by Christopher B. Swanson, the…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, School Districts, High Schools, General Education
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2006
"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) House Subcommittee Passes Education Funding Bill: Overall Education Spending Essentially Flat, Striving Readers…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, High Schools, Core Curriculum, Dropout Prevention
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2005
"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) Achieve and NGA Host National Education Summit on High Schools: Governors, Educators, and Business Leaders Meet to Discuss High…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Restructuring, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2004
"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) It's Education, Stupid: Greenspan Stresses the Importance of Education to Improving Job Prospects, Incomes, and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Policy, Social Promotion, Living Standards
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2004
"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) Must be in the Front Row!: High Schools, Graduation Rates Receive New Attention from Policy Community and World of…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Federal Government