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Amos, Jason, Ed. – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012
"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 Committee Passes Education Reform Legislation: On Party-Line Votes, Committee Passes Accountability and Teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, State Standards, Educational Change, Graduation
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006
The purpose of this state report card is to provide the general public and policymakers with information they can use to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2006" is the fourth in a series of biennial report cards. The report card grades states in six overall performance categories: (1) Preparation:…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Enrollment, Access to Education, Paying for College
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) Senate Approves Budget Plan: Amendment Adds Funds for Education Programs; (2) The Hits Keep Coming: House…
Descriptors: Budgets, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2004
This state report card is derived from "Measuring Up 2004," the national report card for higher education. Its purpose is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. "Measuring Up 2004" is the third in a series of biennial report cards. The report card…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Enrollment, Access to Education, Paying for College
Archibald, Doug A. – 1990
Interest in school choice has reached an unprecedented level in the United States. This paper discusses the origins, political context, and controversy surrounding the 1985 Minnesota Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act (PEO), the first state-level school choice initiative and a major catalyst for other states and districts. The first section…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Credits, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Perpich, Rudy – 1989
The topics of this speech concern educational equity, excellence, dropout, and reform issues for the purpose of securing adequate public school funding. The address pleads for broader public support to increase school funding; political support for the legislative changes necessary to ensure equity and excellence; and public participation in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Welfare, Citizen Participation, Dropout Prevention