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Can the Common Core standards solve America’s math problem? The Common Core State Standards could fix the historic mathematics lag in U.S. schools, but it will take proper...

The Alliance’s new report  On the Path to Equity: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers released July 17, was a major topic of discussion following a panel...

Obama’s initiative to improve education outcomes for male students of color grows President Obama will announce today that 60 of the nation’s largest school districts...

Oklahoma Supreme Court upholds Common Core repeal Prince George’s County, MD will open two high schools in 2015 that are specifically designed to help recent immigrant students...

For five years, an Oglala Sioux child flourished in school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  Teachers labeled her gifted, a leader, and confident in every...

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In a landmark move, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted July 11 to modernize the federal E-rate program with the goal of providing greater Wi-Fi access to millions...

Roughly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the profession each year—attrition that costs the United States up to $2.2 billion annually, according to a new report...

Nationally, African American and American Indian students are four times as likely as white students to attend a school where more than 20 percent of teachers are in their first...

At a time when millions of young people are either unemployed, underemployed, or under educated, the need to increase their value in the job market is ever growing. In an effort...

Dear Straight A’s Reader: With schools around the country out for summer and the U.S. Congress nearing its August recess, the Alliance newsletter—although not the Alliance...

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Longstanding concerns remain about students’ access to effective teaching as states gear up to implement rigorous college- and career-ready standards. What policies...

Longstanding concerns remain about students’ access to effective teaching as states gear up to implement rigorous college- and career-ready standards. What policies...

American teachers participated for the first time in the 2013 round of TALIS, which focuses on teachers’ professional context and the conditions of the learning...

Blended learning combines traditional face-to-face instruction, usually offered by a teacher in a traditional school building with high-quality digital content,...

Half of the nation’s state legislatures have considered or are considering legislation that could have a significant impact on state- and district-level digital...

With the proper training for #teachers, Common Core could fix the historic mathematics lag in U.S. schools: http://t.co/Pe3BRXKsS8 #CCSS3h
.@WereNIEA's Diana Cournoyer on how #CCSS fosters learning traditions for Native students: http://t.co/VnOn8AeO15 #CoreMatters4h
RT @APlusSchools: We have to do better by early career educators: http://t.co/W1IbJyzZY7 @All4Ed @Teachers_Matter #youth4124h
.@All4Ed's Jessica Cardichon discusses the effects 'Chronic absenteeism' has on high school graduation http://t.co/pfErTz5mKW @AnnistonStar6h
The Alliance's Tom Murray comments on digital-age schools in this @KansasCityStar article: http://t.co/cqZwJou0Vl @thomascmurray6h
What #eRate is and why it matters to #schools across the country: http://t.co/ZDcjVnZNdt1d
RT @OfficeofEdTech: .@FCC #erate order means 20 million more kids can have high-speed Wi-Fi in their classrooms over the next 2 years.1d
The @FCC took the first step to making this a reality by voting for #WiFi4schools.2d
Ariz. schools losing experienced #teachers is all the more reason to improve the effectiveness of beginning teachers: http://t.co/tKKg8Bc0n22d
The latest in our #CoreMatters series considers how the Common Core can help Native students w/ culture in learning: http://t.co/VnOn8AeO152d
Obama grows #MyBrothersKeeper initiative to improve education outcomes for male students of color thru HS graduation http://t.co/fpXJQy62yj2d
RT @Remington_Group: "$1 Billion Available for Wi-Fi in Schools & Libraries for 2015 & 2016 . #Erate #funding http://t.co/LvMtDV9hqA "6d
RT @lgoldrick25: I am watching the @All4Ed webinar on Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning #Teachers: http://t.co/eOm4FGjR2C #All4Ed @NewTeacherCtr6d
RT @CBlohmAssoc: Louisiana schools, libraries to get more federal funding for #wifi in classrooms: http://t.co/oDRmWIKz3I (via @175anniversary). #Erate6d
NEA's Andrea Guinta: 'We need to invest in systems that support the process of lifelong learning in teachers.'6d
Moir: 'Recruitment without retention is just a waste of money.' #education6d
Moir on how to improve the retention of teachers: 'Continuous development. Moving from good, to very good, to excellent.' @NewTeacherCtr6d
"Teacher attrition hits states & districts in the wallet, but students and teachers pay the real price." @BobWise48: http://t.co/p113WaOokZ6d
Join the panel for our webinar on increasing the effectiveness of beginning teachers http://t.co/ZCS2HiehEv http://t.co/JoTCZmhFqY6d