Vol. 12 No. 8
April 16, 2012
Straight A’s: Public Education Policy And Progress: Volume 12, No. 8
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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- TAX RETURNS: On Tax Day 2012, a 90 Percent High School Graduation Rate Would Yield $1.8 Billion Annually in Additional Tax Revenues, New Alliance Analysis Finds
- SIG-NIFICANT FUNDING, SIG-NIFICIANT IMPROVEMENT?: U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Reports “Very Encouraging Signs” Based on Initial Data; Outside Analyses Find School Improvement Grants Program a “Work in Progress”
- U.S. Department of Education Stakeholders Forum to Focus on Progress of School Improvement Grantees
- A STRONGER NATION: United States Makes Modest Progress in College Attainment Rates, New Report Finds