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10 Ideas to Ensure College Readiness in the No Child Left Behind & Higher Education Acts

Published:   April 30, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC-- Today the New America Foundation's Federal Education Budget Project (FEBP) released its issue brief "10 Ideas to Ensure College Readiness in the No Child Left Behind & Higher Education Acts" by Education Policy Program Director MaryEllen McGuire. The issue brief lays out strategies for federal policymakers to incorporate college readiness proposals into legislation.

"The nation needs a new approach to Pk-16 reform, with the federal government providing the leverage to promote change," McGuire said. "This issue brief lays out our ten recommendations for incorporating college readiness proposals into federal legislation."

The issue brief includes:
  • Strategies for ensuring the quality of postsecondary remedial coursework, also referred to as developmental education;
  • Suggestions for how to provide policymakers at the state, local, institution, and federal level with better data about students' preparedness for college-level work;
  • Recommendations for how to refocus federal college readiness efforts; and
  • Ways to incentivize partnerships across the Pk-16 educational pipeline.
The full issue brief is available on the FEBP website,www.EdBudgetProject.org.

To speak to the author, please contact MaryEllen McGuire at mcguire@newamerica.net.
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