Vol. 9 No. 9
May 04, 2009
Straight A’s: Public Education Policy And Progress: Volume 9, No. 9
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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- STRENGTHENING AMERICA’S COMPETITIVENESS THROUGH COMMON ACADEMIC STANDARDS: House Committee Looks for Ways to Support State-Led Efforts to Produce Common Standards
- ACTION REQUIRED: New Alliance Brief Calls for New Federal Approach to Improve the Nation’s Lowest-Performing High Schools
- “CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?”: Nation’s Seventeen-Year-Olds Make No Progress in Reading or Math Since Early ’70s
- THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP IN AMERICA’S SCHOOLS: Report Finds that Achievement Gaps Impose the Economic Equivalent of a “Permanent National Recession”