Vol. 11 No. 14
July 11, 2011
Straight A’s: Public Education Policy And Progress: Volume 11, No. 14
Straight A’s: Public Education Policy and Progress is a biweekly newsletter that focuses on education news and events in Washington, DC and around the country. The format makes information on federal education policy accessible to everyone from elected officials and policymakers to parents and community leaders. Contributors include Jason Amos, editor, and Kate Bradley, copyeditor.
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- KLINE INTRODUCES STATE AND LOCAL FUNDING FLEXIBLITY ACT: Bill Would Allow States and School Districts to Move Money Among Education Programs, Receives Criticism from Democrats
- DUNCAN RESPONDS TO REPUBLICANS’ REQUEST FOR MORE DETAILS OF WAIVER PLAN
- TO WAIVE OR NOT TO WAIVE: New CRS Report Finds Secretary of Education’s Waiver Authority Is “Very Broad” Under NCLB, but Does Not Include Power to “Unilaterally Impose” New Requirements on Grantees
- SENATORS INTRODUCE SECONDARY SCHOOL REFORM ACT: Legislation Targets Low-Performing High Schools and the Middle Schools that Feed Into Them
- CIVIL RIGHTS DATA COLLECTION: New Data from U.S. Department of Education Reveals Wide Disparities in Education Resources and Opportunities
- IMPROVING LOWER SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NORWAY: OECD Report Offers Lessons for All Nations to Improve Student Performance in Middle Grades