Vol. 5 No. 3
February 14, 2005
Straight A’s: Public Education Policy And Progress: Volume 5, No. 3
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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Editor’s Note: This issue of Straight A’s contains a special insert that outlines the spending totals for education programs that help middle and high school students as included in the president’s budget for fiscal 2006, and the versions of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education spending bills as enacted for fiscal 2005.
- BUSH SPENDING PLAN CUTS EDUCATION BY 0.9 PERCENT OVERALL: $1.5 Billion Plan for High Schools Paid for Through Cuts Totaling $2.17 Billion
- BOB WISE, FORMER GOVERNOR OF WEST VIRGINIA, JOINS ALLIANCE FOR EXCELLENT EDUCATION AS NEW PRESIDENT
- MEDICAID COSTS, SHRINKING BUDGETS COULD SQUEEZE EDUCATION FUNDING; STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESSES REFLECT FUNDING NEEDS