Vol. 13 No. 14
July 15, 2013
Straight A’s: Public Education Policy And Progress: Volume 13, 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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- DESTINATION UNKNOWN: Senate Appropriations Committee Provides Significant Funding Boost for Early Childhood Education, Fails to Fund Obama’s High School Redesign Program; Bill’s Future Is Unknown, Compromise Unlikely with House of Representatives
- WELL AND WELL-OFF: Reducing National High School Dropout Rate Would Save $7.3 Billion in Medicaid Spending, Finds New Alliance Report
- BROAD SUPPORT FOR BROADBAND: Fifty-Plus National Organizations Urge FCC to Act Swiftly to Expand High-Speed Internet in Nation’s Schools and Libraries
- FUTURE SHOCK: By 2020, 65 Percent of Jobs to Require Postsecondary Education, Only 36 Percent of Jobs Expected to Be Open to High School Graduates, Finds New Report
- THE FISCAL SURVEY OF STATES: As States Continue to Recover, New NGA-NASBO Report Projects Moderate Increases in Spending