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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
Djurovich, Alexandra; Grimes, Tricia; Rayburn, Jack; Fergus, Meredith; Lydell, Lesley – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2011
The 2011 edition of "Minnesota Measures: Report on Higher Education Performance" reflects a new approach to reporting on the effectiveness of postsecondary education within the state. The report covers key measures of postsecondary effectiveness as in the previous three editions of the report but is grounded in the students' experience…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Loan Default, Program Effectiveness, Trend Analysis
US Department of Education, 2008
Magnet schools have developed strong national and local constituencies among parents and educators, who see them as vehicles for bringing equity and academic excellence to all students. Typically, these schools offer innovative programs through a specialized focus or theme. They may emphasize subjects like science or the arts, or they may adopt…
Descriptors: Neighborhood Schools, Magnet Schools, Fine Arts, Research Methodology
Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2008
For most of Minnesota's 150 years of statehood, its distinctive economic advantages were largely a function of its natural resources, such as timber, taconite and tourism. Today, while these and other resources remain cornerstones of the state economy, it is clear that the intellectual capacity of Minnesota's people is emerging as a promising…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Improvement
Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2007
In 2005, Governor Tim Pawlenty and the Minnesota Legislature charged the Minnesota Office of Higher Education with developing an accountability system to measure the higher education sector's effectiveness in meeting state goals. Minnesota's leaders recognized that the knowledge, creativity and intellectual capacity of the state's people are the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Improvement, Quality of Life