T.H.E. News Update :: February 11, 2009

News & Issues

  • Senate, House Look To Reconcile Stimulus Packages; School Modernization up in the Air

    The United States Senate passed its version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Tuesday, 61-37. The Senate version of the stimulus package differs from the original House version in some significant ways that impact K-12 education--in particular in the area of school construction. Now Senators will work with members of the House to arrive at a compromise plan. More
  • Report: Late Graduation Pays Off

    Although on-time graduation is the most desirable outcome for high school students, late graduation is significantly, quantifiably better than no graduation at all, according to a new study released this week by the Center for Public Education. The report found that "the extra work late graduates and their schools put in toward earning a high school diploma pays off in every aspect of life." More
  • Foundations Focus Youth Efforts on Digital Media

    The Adobe Foundation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and the Black Eyed Peas's Peapod Foundation have joined forces to launch new programs focused on bringing digital media to kids in underserved areas. This includes the expansion of the Adobe Youth Voices program and the launch of new music and multimedia academies. More
  • AEC Releases New U.S. History Course

    American Education Corp. has introduced a new year-long, high school-level United States History course for its A+nywhere Learning System program. More