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TALKIN’ TURNAROUND: Joined by Former Governor Jeb Bush, Obama Highlights Need to Reform Nation’s Lowest-Performing Schools Article

March 07, 2011

On March 4, accompanied by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R), President Obama visited Miami Central High School in Miami, Florida, to talk about turning around the nation’s lowest-performing schools.

Correction to the September 7 Issue of Straight A’s Article

September 20, 2010

Reporting on the Fiscal Year 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education appropriations bill, the September 7 issue of Straight A’s noted that Senate Appropriations Committee included a provision directing 40 percent of School Improvement Grants program to be used to turn around the five thousand lowest-performing secondary schools.

ECONOMIC BOOST: New Alliance Report Examines Economic Impact of Reducing the High School Dropout Rate Among Students of Color Article

July 12, 2010

Cutting the high school dropout rate in half among students of color will greatly increase the nation’s economic vitality, according to the latest report in the Alliance for Excellent Education’s continuing work linking improved educational outcomes to economic returns.

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