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  • Washington Journal Bob Wise on High School Dropout Rate
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    High School Dropout Rate

    Former Governor Bob Wise (D-WV) talked about a report showing a significant decrease in the high school dropout rate from 2008 to 2012. He discussed what state and federal efforts to…

  • Education Achievement Gap
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    Education Achievement Gap

    Representative Bobby Scott hosted a forum on education policy as Congress prepared to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Among the topics addressed were past policies related to…

  • High School Dropout Rate
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    High School Dropout Rate

    Bob Wise talked about the Graduation Promise Act (GPA), introduced to the Senate the previous week. It would provide new funding to turn around low-performing high schools. Mr. Wise…

  • Secondary Education Summit
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    Secondary Education Summit

    Former Governor Bob Wise delivered the luncheon keynote address at n educational summit on the need to improve secondary education. In his remarks he focused on the need to address high…

  • Improving Education in US
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    Improving Education in U.S.

    Former West Virginia governor Bob Wise talked about education in the U.S. and his efforts to improve education, focusing on high school graduation and postsecondary education, and he…

  • Improving Underperforming High Schools
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    Improving Underperforming High Schools

    Ms. Little moderated a panel on the topic, “Turning Around Low-Performing High Schools: Lessons for Federal Policy from Research and Practice.” Participants talked about high school drop…

  • Improving High Schools
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    Improving High Schools

    Mr. Wise talked about an issue brief released earlier in the week by the Alliance for Excellent Education on the cost of remedial education. He said that 42 percent of students entering…

  • National Educational Standards and Tests
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    National Educational Standards and Tests

    Mr. Petrilli introduced two reports from the Fordham Foundation on the status of states' educational standards and approaches to implementing national standards and tests for K-12 students.…

  • High School Education
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    High School Education

    Former West Virginia Governor Wise talked about improving high schools. He discussed the findings by the Alliance for Excellent Education that the American public sees problems with high schools…