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Dougherty, Shaun M.; Lombardi, Allison R. – Review of Research in Education, 2016
A long-standing debate has been waged over the past century or more about the purpose of education. Is the primary purpose to provide for the general edification of the individual, or must education have a pragmatic application that relates to one's intended role in the workforce? Public education's focus on these ends has evolved over time, often…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Career Readiness, Vocational Education, Scholarship
Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011
"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) Last Cut Is the Deepest: Final FY 2011 Spending Agreement Cuts Spending by Nearly $40 Billion, Includes More Cuts for Education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Reading Skills, High School Graduates, Graduation
Donohue, Nicholas C. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The past five decades have produced a tremendous archive of important and interesting strategies, frameworks and practices aimed at improvement in public education. Yet despite the vast set of knowledge generated by this work, gains have not been significant enough nor sustained. Young people still arrive at postsecondary institutions ill-prepared…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Public Education, High Schools, Educational Improvement
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
"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) ESEA [Elementary and Secondary Education Act] Reauthorization Shifts to Middle and High Schools: Senate HELP [Health,…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Public Education, Federal Legislation, Middle Schools
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. The following articles are included in this issue: (1)"Quality Education Too Long Delayed Is Education Denied": In Campaign-Like Speech, Secretary Duncan Turns Up…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Law, Federal Legislation, Politics of Education
Siegel, Shepherd – Phi Delta Kappan, 2009
Creating a meaningful high school diploma will expose students to the full range of adult options which will enable them to shape their high school education in a way that connects to their current interests and stimulates the growth of new ones. Fully connecting all students to these four worlds of knowledge will equip them to build one…
Descriptors: High Schools, High School Students, Secondary School Curriculum, High School Graduates
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. The following articles are included in this issue: (1) "Informing Adolescent Literacy Policy and Practice": Alliance Brief Offers Lessons Learned from Federal…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Literacy, Accountability
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) "Given Half a Chance": Report Highlights Huge Gap in Graduation Rates Between Black Males and White Males; (2) Math Problem:…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Academic Achievement, Public Education
Sibley, Michael O., Ed. – Alabama Department of Education, 2008
"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama," as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about…
Descriptors: High Schools, Science Programs, Educational Improvement, Public Education
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) "What Happened to Dropouts from the High School Class of 2004?": Brief Finds Over a Third Not Working and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Public Education, Newsletters, Dropouts
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Stillwell, Robert; Hoffman, Lee – National Center for Education Statistics, 2008
This report presents the number of high school graduates, the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR), and dropout data for grades 9 through 12 for public schools in school year 2005-06. The counts of graduates, dropouts, and enrollments by grade (which serve as the denominators for the graduation and dropout rates) are from the Common Core of…
Descriptors: Public Education, High Schools, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates
Achieve, Inc., 2007
The link between strong academic preparation in high school and success in college and careers is clearer than it has ever been. Recognizing that the standards students have to meet in the "real world" have become more demanding, governors and policymakers in a growing number of states are taking action to increase the requirements for earning a…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Requirements, Accountability, State Standards
TERi (The Education Resources Institute, Inc), 2007
America's economic and social well-being is increasingly dependent upon the capacity of public education system to prepare all students for college and high-performance careers. With almost 80 percent of today's fastest-growing jobs requiring some postsecondary education, all students--regardless of their race/ethnicity, gender, socio-economic or…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Public Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Academic Achievement
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) Striving Readers Act Introduced in the House: Act Mirrors Legislation Introduced in the Senate in March; (2) "Understanding…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Public Education
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
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