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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
Hoff, David J. – Education Week, 2008
This article reports on plans by the Bush administration to set a uniform way for states to calculate and report their graduation rates, which could make it harder for high schools to avoid accountability measures under the No Child Left Behind Act. In the U.S. Department of Education's latest move to refine the implementation of the NCLB law,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Dropouts
Hoff, David J. – Education Week, 2007
President Bush's new plan to heighten the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act's focus on high schools is being questioned by policy makers. This article discusses how the Bush administration, with its proposals to reauthorize the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the NCLB, wants to use the law to change the way high…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Government, High Schools, Educational Policy
Richard, Alan – Education Week, 2006
A 50 state look at the nation's governors and their leadership on education over the past year shows that Governors are focusing much of their attention on two critical areas of education policy--high school and preschool. At least 22 governors proposed significant policies last year aimed at improving high schools, or have made such proposals so…
Descriptors: State Officials, State Government, Leadership, Educational Policy
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2006
Mr. Barr, a Democratic political organizer who turned charter school mogul, has waged a contentious, two-year campaign to persuade leaders in the nation's second-largest school system to let him run one or more troubled high schools. Mr. Barr, with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, set to assume some control of the district on Jan. 1, 2007, where he may…
Descriptors: High Schools, State Legislation, Charter Schools, Activism
Hendrie, Caroline – Education Week, 2006
This article deals with an initiative embarked upon by the government of France one year after widespread youth violence broke out in many disadvantaged communities in France. The initiative is aimed at adapting its 25-year-old "priority education" program to a landscape that has dramatically changed. The initiative is the centerpiece of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged Youth, Violence, Educational Change
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2004
Out amid the weed-choked factory lots and the bare yards of housing projects in Birmingham, Alabama, Steve Orel has become a kind of hero. The 50-year-old Orel runs the World of Opportunity School out of an old industrial building. Affectionately known as WOO, the school is a private, shoestring operation that offers students who have fallen…
Descriptors: High Schools, Nontraditional Education, Educational Policy, Educational Testing
Davis, Michelle R.; Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2004
This article talks about President Bush's aims of seeking accountability in high school as well as other educational goals. President Bush begins the crucial stretch of his bid for a second term with plans to build on the No Child Left Behind Act by expanding educational accountability in the high school grades. Mr. Bush stressed a theme that…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Schools, Presidents, Accountability