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Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Congress funds District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) through an annual appropriation, which was $40 million in fiscal year 2018. DCTAG provides D.C. residents up to $10,000 per year to attend college. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, included a provision for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review DCTAG.…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Tuition, Grants, Student Financial Aid
Miles, Karen Hawley; Pennington, Kaitlin; Bloom, David – Center for American Progress, 2015
William Taylor, 29, a third generation Washington, D.C. resident stands out for a number of reasons. For one, he is an African American man who taught math at an elementary school for many years. Taylor excelled in the role, so much so that he now coaches his fellow math teachers at Aiton Elementary School, which is located in a high-poverty…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teaching Experience, Educational Attainment, Rewards
College Board, 2014
This report provides educators and policymakers with information they can use to celebrate their successes, understand their unique challenges, and set meaningful goals to increase opportunity for all students. It is important to note that while APĀ® Exams are valid measures of students' content mastery of college-level studies in specific academic…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, African American Students, American Indian Students, Asian American Students
ACT, Inc., 2012
Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Academic Persistence, Academic Standards
Liberman, Akiva – Urban Institute, 2012
High rates of truancy at some DC schools are receiving considerable attention. The Family Court cannot realistically be a primary response to the chronic truancy of thousands of chronically truant high-school students, Senior Fellow Akiva Liberman of the Justice Policy Center told the City Council. Liberman commented that family-based…
Descriptors: Truancy, High School Students, High Schools, Courts
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
The CollegeKeys Compact[TM] is a national call to action to school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to identify, share and expand programs and practices that address the needs and challenges of low-income students and help them get ready for, get into and get through college. The College…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, First Generation College Students
ACT, Inc., 2011
Annually, ACT provides a snapshot of the college and career readiness of ACT-tested high school graduates. This report is offered as a service to inform policymakers and practitioners about selected indicators of effectiveness and how that translates into readiness. It is designed to stimulate discussion, inquiry, and action. This report for the…
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Achievement Rating, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement
Dogan, Enis; de Mello, Victor Bandeira; Lewis, Sharon; Simon, Candace; Uzzell, Renata; Horwitz, Amanda; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
In this study, the authors examined the academic performance of 18 urban districts that participated in the 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). The districts participated in grade 4 and grade 8 reading and mathematics assessments. Eleven of these districts also participated in the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Public Schools, National Competency Tests
ACT, Inc., 2010
This report provides information about the performance of the 2010 graduating seniors who took the ACT as sophomores, juniors, or seniors; and self-reported at the time of testing that they were scheduled to graduate in 2010 and tested under standard time conditions. This report focuses on: (1) Performance: student test performance in the context…
Descriptors: High School Seniors, College Entrance Examinations, Academic Achievement, Core Curriculum
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) Congress Passes FY 2009 Omnibus Bill: Bill Will Provide $4.45 Billion Increase for U.S. Department of Education; (2)…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Attainment, Budgets, Federal Legislation
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) Obama Outlines Education Agenda: President Calls for "World-Class Standards" and an End to the High School…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Public Education, Dropout Prevention
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) Education Secretary Outlines Obama Education Agenda: In Appearance Before House Committee, Duncan Stresses Reform…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Change, Public Education, Educational Policy
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) Duncan Outlines Obama's Education Budget Before House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees; (2) National High…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Budgets, Graduation, Adolescents
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) Alliance Releases Teacher Paper: Tapping the Potential: Retaining and Developing High-Quality New Teachers; (2) A…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Master Teachers, Minority Groups, Public Education