Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Silent Epidemic - Update

U.S. Senator Patty Murray just sent an e-mail blast about that new Ed Week graduation rate database. Murray's message said the new data supports her PASS (Pathways for All Students to Succeed) legislation, designed to help increase graduation rates by "providing critical resources including literacy and math coaches, additional academic and career counselors, and grants to fund innovative reform in high schools across the country." It would also help improve the accuracy of high school graduation rates across the country, according to Murray's release.

"It's clear that students and schools need more support toward academic success and that's what my bill will provide. By targeting reading, math and academic planning, the PASS Act gives high schools the resources and support they need to help more students graduate prepared for college, work and citizenship," said Murray.

You can read more on this on the senator's Web site.

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