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Adams, Caralee J. – Education Week, 2012
To give students an incentive to work hard--and save education dollars along the way--some states are encouraging early high school graduation by ramping up curricula or giving college scholarships. As a money-saving measure for families and states, lawmakers are allowing early high school exits and providing tuition aid. The policies emphasize…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Educational Attainment, Graduation, High School Graduates
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2011
The test scores aren't in yet, but by almost every other measure that matters--school climate, instructional strategies, staff satisfaction--the former Shawnee High School isn't the same place it was just a year ago. More than half the teachers are new to the persistently low-performing school. Those who remain say they no longer feel that their…
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Improvement, Educational Finance, Federal Aid
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2010
The author reports a federal competition that has opened for $350 million in federal money to design new ways of assessing what students learn. Rules for the contest make clear that the government wants to leave behind multiple-choice testing more often in favor of essays, multidisciplinary projects, and other more nuanced measures of achievement.…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Educational Finance, Grants, Competition
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2010
In the first wave of funding under a revitalized high school graduation initiative, the U.S. Department of Education is betting nearly $50 million that it can help states and school districts find better ways to hang onto students who might drop out and bring back those who have disappeared without diplomas. Twenty-nine states and districts won…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention, Grants
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2008
The National College Advising Corps, which started at University of Virginia, was initially financed in 2004 by a two-year, $623,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a Landsdowne, Virginia-based charity formed with a bequest from the late businessman who was best known as the owner of the Washington Redskins football team. Mr. Cooke died…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Grants, Access to Education, Student Financial Aid
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2008
This article reports that amid tight budgets and shrinking revenue, states are wagering that voters in next month's elections will agree to expand state-sanctioned gambling in exchange for increased school aid. Initiatives on six state ballots Nov. 4 involve gambling revenue intended to raise money for everything from community college funding and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elections, Educational Finance, Unions
Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2006
This article discusses President Bush's budget cut on education spending. The president's blueprint for federal education spending in the next fiscal year includes a high-profile plan to boost math and science education, new money for private school vouchers, a renewed push to improve high schools--and the most drastic cut in Department of…
Descriptors: Presidents, Federal Aid, Public Agencies, Educational Finance
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2005
President Bush wants to fashion several new education programs, including pricey items central to his oft-touted high school agenda. But he also is proposing for the first time since he entered the White House to cut the overall budget of the U.S. Department of Education. And he's asking Congress to give up a lot--48 line items, to be exact. The…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Economic Impact, Financial Policy, Finance Reform
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2005
President Bush's plan to expand the No Child Left Behind Act's demands at the high school level--a top priority of his second-term domestic agenda--is "not likely" to move forward on Capitol Hill in 2005, a senior House Republican on education issues predicted. Representative Michael N. Castle, R-Delaware, the chairman of the House…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Technical Education, Public Officials, Policy Formation
Robelen, Erik W.; Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2004
This article deals with President Bush's plan to push for expanded accountability in high school. President Bush will enter his second term with a range of campaign plans on education, from expanded testing demands to new cash awards for effective teachers, only some of which are likely to become law. One thing is clear, the controversial No Child…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Teacher Effectiveness, Presidents, Educational Quality